For Sunday Sketches this week I am showing you something from my sketchbook that has a glimmer of an idea for a children’s adventure story.
This is a sketch of an old plastics factory that is being pulled down in town. My neighbour was upset when she told me last week, as she had spent 34 years of her working life here. I had always been fascinated with it as the chute thingy and tower always caught my eye. When she was telling me I remembered I had done a sketch of it (above) a couple of years ago.
Looking at the sketch I decided to redo it in colour for her. However, my imagination got the better of me, and it turned into a possible scene for a children’s story that has been floating about in my head. As you guessed it is at night and the hero and heroine are looking for a friend that has disappeared.
Then I could not help it my imagination really got to work. The building became something from your worst nightmare, it was alive! I think I might even have some time travel in it too!
Anyways, I think I will do a sedate watercolour for my neighbour, as I don’t she will appreciate my imagination!
Changing the subject here is another photo I have jazzed up for the photo book I am doing for my Mum (who has severe Alzheimer’s) and family when I visit
them in Australia later in the year. It is of her wedding day and her 21st birthday. The two ladies with her were my grandmothers, two very, very special ladies in my life. I am using Blurb to do the book and I must say it is great for photo books, but is a bit tricky if you are trying to input a lot of text.
Have a great Sunday and creative week.