Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Flying Fish and the Pink Pearl

I haven't practised drawing for donkey's years. It's almost as though when you reach a certain age a little voice fools you into believing that its time to close the door on much-loved creative pursuits.

I do, however, recall how good drawing made me feel, and now that I have the pleasure of seeing this in my little girl, I can't resist the temptation of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge.

Now in its second year, the Challenge, created by the awe-inspiring Tania McCartneyincludes a host of incredible artists who submit mind-blowing creations in an endless array of mediums on a weekly basis. 

Our submissions won't be of the same calibre as any of the Challenge participants, but we won't let that bother us. 

The Challenge provides us with an excuse to draw, an opportunity to use our imaginations and a chance to spend quality time together. Priceless.

It also provides a fabulous opportunity for her to practice her letters and words and for me to play with picture book concepts.

For our first effort on the theme of transport, we decided to draw a flying fish. I think she did a much better job than me in capturing the spirit of the fish. She was also much quicker - perhaps fearless. I have a lot to learn.

'The Flying Fish and the Pink Pearl' by Jade Harmer
'F is for Flying Fish' by Acadia, 5 years

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