Last week, John helped me to cut all the pastel paper for the next batch of illustrations and I got all my drawings traced up okay (the REALLY boring bit), but then I only managed a day and a half of actual pastelling, before I had to shoot off with my bag of books.
This is how things were looking after the first day back on the project (the ones on the table are the earlier spreads which I asked my publisher to return to me, for colour reference).
But unfortunately, I haven't touched my new artwork since a brief spurt on Tuesday, because so far this week I have done one day in Nottingham, one day in Sheffield and another, today, in Leeds. Tomorrow I am in Birmingham for their Young Readers Family Fun Day. I am quite excited, as I will get to see the glam new library, since that's where I am performing in the morning. In the afternoon, I am in Small Heath Library if you want to come along to a storytelling.