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That Festival Feeling

In Edinburgh it is festival time.

Well, actually, it’s almost always festival time here. We can’t move for the things. We’ve got an art one, a film one, an international one, a fringe one, a book one, a jazz one, a magic one, a science one, a Mela one, and a Hogmanay one. But August is when we have the International, Fringe, Book and Mela festivals all at once, so I’m going to go ahead and refer to this month in particular as ‘festival time’.

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Recommended Reading

cat-readsI thought I’d post some links to articles I’ve been reading recently that might be of interest.  And look at this cool picture I found for you to illustrate the point, you lucky people!  Please note: this has nothing to do with the fact I am too braindead to come up with a proper blog post of my own, and everything to do with the fact there’s a lot of interesting stuff kicking about on That Internet right now.  You’re welcome.

Five Things For Readers

Five Things For Writers

Extra bonus thing

Look, a creature reading! And it’s all furry and cute, even if it is some kind of rodent. I found it on Pinterest, but the source seems to have been a google search – if you are this animal, let me know and I will give you a photo credit.

cute-reading

28 Drawings Later – Days 5 and 6

Two in one again today. The first one isn’t technically a drawing I suppose, but never mind. It’s an experiment with the text from the story.

Day 5

And today’s effort is a set of quick character sketches for the youngest, prettiest daughter.  When you put ‘pretty’ into flickr or google image search you get a lot of loose waves and enormous eyes.  Combine this with my tendency to draw people in an overly cartoony style and this is the sort of thing you get.  I think this is exacerbated by using photos, so at some point this month I will endeavour to draw from life…  But not on this day.

Day 6 - The Daughter

28 Drawings Later – Interview with Victoria Evans

Another day, another hare brained scheme!  Today on 12 books, the ‘do a creative thing in a short space of time’ mantra strikes again, this time in the format of 28 Drawings Later – a project begun by artist Victoria Evans last year.  She wants YOU to draw something every day in February and upload it to Facebook in a constantly evolving digital art exhibition.  I asked her why.

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