No, not really. That was a lie, but I was won as a prize, so perhaps I should have done (the kids would have loved it).
As you can tell from the drawing above, on Monday I broke off from my bears for a day, to travel to Pewithall Primary School in Runcorn. I had to get up at 5am though (EEEEEEEEEK) for a 5.45 taxi to the station (the connections from Sheffield were dreadful and I had to change twice).
And this is the 2nd leg of my morning, probably my favourite sketch of the day, particularly as I was sitting a row in front, and so had to draw him by bending backwards and peering between the seats!!
I wish I had time to tint my sketches more often - I'm really pleased with how they've come out. John's been off gallivanting again on a boy's night out this evening, so I've been playing Molly-No-Mates, spending the evening on the computer.
This hairy chappy was my last victim of the morning as, finally, I was on the train into Runcorn:
It was worth the pain, as we had a lovely day. I never tire of working with kids, and Pewithall Primary were a smashing bunch. They won me in a prize draw, set up by The Travelling Book Company (a book supplier, who also act as an agent to get people like me into schools).
I'm back on my way home again now - Runcorn to Crewe (he's looking very smart for the back end of the day, don't you think?). Putting them all together like this makes me realise how prolific a journey it was.
I've changed my mind: this next is my fave.
He was so extraordinary looking, with the wide brim over the black died hair, wearing a heavy wool, plaid coat (when most people were in shirt sleeves), drainpipes and red leather shoes. And that Adam's apple...
One thing let him down though: he was carrying a Clinton Cards carrier bag. Not very cool!