ILLUSTRATING A BOOK

For those who wonder how the stories are illustrated, edited and brought to the book, your curiosity ends here…at least I hope so.

There are many ways one may choose to create illustrations but let’s simplify it and mention two main methods; traditional and digital. Basically, traditional illustration means the artist creates them using real pens, brushes, paint, paper, canvas, water, coffee… you name it, we use it! Digital illustrations on the other hand require an electronic device (like a pad, tablet, and of course an electronic pen).

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Blood Red Rose White. Tanka.

© willowdot21

November’s berry red
White roses adorn the bush
Late Autumn low sun
A beautiful colour mix
Harvenger of bleak winter.

Even Stephen

Here is a case of Racism that took years to be addressed. Stephen murdered in 1993. Nothing seemed to have change from the 60s to then, and nothing seems to have changed from then to now. I abhor racism of any kind.

Even Stephen.

Stephen Lawrence

Even Stephen had a right to life

But it was snatched away by the blade of a knife.

Snatched away on the dark night 22nd April 1993.

Five or six youths with knives, if that is even Stephen, I fail to see.

Even Stephen had a right to an unbiased investigation

Did it happen … not at first but his mother’s protests rocked the Nation.

It was not even, Stephen, what those boys did

It was not even Stephen that evidence and statements were twisted and hid.

Even Stephen had a mother true and strong

She has fought for justice for him making sure she’d right the wrongs.

Was it even Stephen that you’ve been robbed of twenty seven years.

Stolen, your future, your hopes and dreams and all your fears!

Was it even Stephen that you had to die that night

But for changing buses you’d not of seen those boys, not died in that final flight.

You have left a legacy its true, changed laws and procedures too

Was it even Stephen that they laid a plaque for you

Was it even Stephen that they vandalized it several times too.

Even Stephen, when was it ever even, for you?

Stephen Lawrence

I may be white but I am “Standing tall, with you all.”

Wordless Yellow Water Iris.

© willowdot21

Have a gratifying #WW! 

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Thursday photo prompt: Painted #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a rather oriental red bridge over a  pool covered with waterlilies and surrounded by trees.

This week’s prompt ~ Painted

In silence they stand and drink in the view

The sound of the waterfall, music to their ears

The lilly flowers a sight bright and new

They had seen nothing like this for years.

The beauty of nature, it sights and it’s smells

Had almost been forgotten lost for years.

A lifetime they’d been sheltering in their cells.

Hiding from death, while nature simply thrived

Without interference the planet found new life

The humans dwindled but some survived

The planet hoped they had their lessen learned.

Don’t take nature for granted her gifts are to be earned

*******

THIS IS PART OF SUE VINCENT’S #writephoto.

The Escapist Colouring Club Prompt – May 1, 2020

Hello everyone, this post should of been published yesterday or the day before. It was ready but the last week as my, #WDIIA will explain has been very abnormal. So late as it is here is this month’s, April, entry for the Escapist Colouring Club.

Also last month because of lockdown I made posters for the windows and doors thanking Keyworkers and the NHS.

Now I am looking forward to seeing everyone else’s work. Happy weekend everyone.

This is part of LindaGHill’s Escapist Colouring Club

The Escapist Colouring Club 2/3/20

Here we are already in to March and true to my word I am starting my new picture for this Month.

I am trying not to use too many colours as I want this completed pattern to look calm.

So thanks to Linda who organises and heads the infamous Escapist Colouring Club!

The Escapist Coloring Club – February 2020 mid-month reminder

Well here we are and it is the last day of February. Time to show and tell our efforts for February 2020.

Here is the blank page ( so to speak).


Here we are halfway through the month.

Above is my finished effort and I am rather proud of it. Leaves, curls and squiggles. I used less colours than usual, my thinking is that less is more.

Come and Join us it’s so much fun 💜

The Escapist Coloring Club – February 2020 Nearly end of month reminder

Hi it’s Sunday 23rd of February and so far I am just on target with my target for THE ESCAPIST COLOURING CLUB. Run by the one and only LINDAGHILL

The start.
Mr progress.

So I look forward to seeing everyone else’s work 💜

Linda G Hill

Ruth at Ruth Blogs Here

Zhenzhen at Hinuha

Colline at Colline’s Blog

Jenna at revivedwriter

Dar at Darswords

Look what I have got.

Well Hello everyone, I am excited and delighted, why? Well I don’t usually win prizes…. I even once came second , but because only the first places were announced and I was told quietly, I have had to keep that a secret too. But I knew and for that I am happy.

Now I digress I was telling you all about my beautiful prize 💜. My lovely blog sister, Suzi Tench who blogs at My Colourful Life. Ran a competition drawn, the prize was a journal made by her. I won!

I missed the post lady when she brought the package on Thursday so Hubby popped up to town on the Friday to collect the package for me. Unfortunately he came up against a jobs worth , so he asked for it to be delivered again. It arrived today.

What a beautiful case
Full of goodies and a card.
With a perfect Maxim
Full of lovely things
My attempt at flatlay.

Then I had another surprise I opened up the journal and found it was all laid out for me month by month. 😁

Excuse my shadow

So thank you so much Suzi I can’t wait to start using it 💜💜

So here is the list of my goodies.

  • 4 beautiful magnetic page markers
  • 4 rolls of coloured tape
  • 4 flavoured teas
  • A Rose hand cream
  • A beautiful tin of scented candles
  • A very cute pink biro
  • A silver pencil case
  • A pack of thirty colouring pencils
  • A Zen colouring book
  • And by beautiful journal.

I am a lucky blogger, so I suggest everyone pops over to Suzi’s blog, this month she is doing a Blogmas Series.

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