I rather enjoyed being driven across Sheffield to Chapeltown early Wednesday morning, watching the city crank into gear. I was spending the day telling stories at Lound Infants.
It was a really nice day, telling stories to quite big groups of little ones in the hall. They were all so sweet! It was HOT HOT HOT though, so muggy in school that I had to escape into the fresh air at lunchtime and did this ten minute sketch sitting on the grass:
On Thursday I was part of a lovely event in Mansfield. Lots of local primary schools took part - children had worked on all sorts of multimedia projects that celebrated reading, and small groups from each school got together for the day at Oakham Primary School, to display the results, which were really varied and interesting. As a reward for their hard work, they each got a fun illustration workshop with me.
I drew this man on the train journey there. It was only a half hour trip, so I only did the one. It was another scalding hot day, and on the way home I was melting and struggling to keep awake, so just couldn't be bothered!