School Cartooning Workshop Fun For All

I was recently invited to teach cartooning to a class of 25 seven to nine year olds and I went along to the school yesterday. We did a workshop on character design (specifically superheroes) and I was amazed to see how original and diverse their creations were. It was just as inspiring for me as it was for them AND I got to learn how to use one of those new-fangled whiteboards.
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Upcycled Skirt

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

At the Top Hut on Bealey Spur

I’m just back from a visit to NZ, catching up with friends, going to a fantastic wedding and doing an overnight tramp (hike!). On my last day, I went into Christchurch and browsed the Arts Centre Market to find a gifted artist, Ron Tekawa, who uses old fabrics to make wonderful skirts. They can’t quite save my legs and wonky toes, but they are as flattering a shape as I can wear! (more…)