Pastries, plays, mimes and mining cartoons – three more editions of exploring, questioning and creating.
Adventure and Illustration: Mandala
Once again, I had an excuse to go on an adventure, and this one was spiritually enriching. It ended with Michelle saying, “This means that you can never be in a job where you’re doing the same thing everyday. You need constant variety and change, otherwise you will kill your spirit.”
This was a delightful adventure and illustration session, and fun in every sense of the word.
Adventure and Illustration: Pastry Review
I had pitched to go to Ewok’s performance, but while I was watching the mime at the Village Green, Nick called to say that Nigel was tackling that event. When I returned to the office, Nick asked if I could source 5 different pastries for an article where he reviewed the treats, and I illustrated the sweets. Life couldn’t possibly be better. Even without trying the moon nuts and space chocolates discovered behind a Jamaican flag.
The most incredible and interesting interview, interaction and review that I could ever live through. He didn’t speak a singe word to me, and everyone was asking questions.
Megan needed an illustration for an article about the mining corporations that have been claiming the land that belonged to its inhabitants’ ancestors.
I had far too much fun with this article. I attended Diane and Roy’s presentation/performance, Word Play in Shakespeare, and they were kind enough to do a ten-minute interview afterwards. He’s a director, she’s an actress and they love Shakespeare – especially his plays. So I wrote the article as a play, and illustrated character sketches of the two interviewees/characters.