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The Return of the Rodent

Maybe I should be concerned when the boundary between fiction and reality seems to blur. Remember that little squirrel from a couple of earlier posts? Well, right now I really do feel as though I need to have a word with him. So anyway… um… I’ve decided to just go with it…

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My Ice Bucket Dilemma – please text ICED55 £5 (or your chosen amount) to 70070

Last night I was nominated to take part in the ice bucket doodle challenge, meaning I had to make a donation to MND, produce a drawing within 24 (or 48?) hours, and nominate 3 more illustrators to carry on the challenge tomorrow. Well, I really wanted to take part – it’s a good cause, and it’s been fun looking at the doodles by other artists. In spite of a packed day, I’ve managed to squeeze in this (M)ice bucket doodle… but now I’m in a quandary. Do I really want to inflict a deadline on any of my illustrator friends?

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Inventing a problem

Meanwhile, back in Sketchbookland… Remember that game little roly-polying squirrel from my December post? Well today he came scribbling out of my pencil again, only now he has A PROBLEM.

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Layn Marlow

Here's a bit about what's going on behind my picture books for small people...