Just coming to the end of another great visit to Berlin. But this time has been special because I've been working on a story based on real people living here. This is a first for me and I have to say it's pretty special to be influenced by your surroundings. The story could take place in any city but I think it's definitely influenced by the casual nature of Berlin and it's mix of urban life with nature creeping in on all sides (in a good way.) Hopefully next time I write I'll be reporting that I found a publisher but I'm talking to someone now and keeping my fingers crossed.
Other than that there's a few books on the go - all 3 I have already written and am now preparing to get to work on the illustrations. Usually I prefer the art part of a book the most but I think that has more to do with the fact that I've illustrated so many books but only written a handful. The more I write the more I enjoy it.
I also did another great project with pirates and the great big ocean as a theme. I'll put up one of the mazes I created for that.
I'm also looking forward to a new book I just illustrated called "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck'., based on the old children's song. This was so much fun to do because everything is so outrageous with the old lady eventually swallowing a whole hockey rink. It's written by the very talented Stella Partheniou Grasso for Scholastic.