Plant a seed.

This picture is a work in progress (but accepted) design for a mural on the first section of playground wall in Ashley Down Primary School in Bristol. The dimensions are 2.35metres by 4.82 In the final piece, all the bees will be wearing trainer's. One nice feature is that the open books are going to …

Bee sitting on a Leaf

Gradually making some progress colouring these bees digitally in Manga Studio. Although it's a lot of work getting my head round the program at the moment, the flexibility it provides should be really helpful before too long. Plus it's great for making comics in.

Puppet Wizard Tutorial Video 2

Tula, Rufus and myself have had another crack at making a puppet building tutorial video.  We tried to made the instructions as clear as possible which has led to this one being over 10minutes long. Maybe a bit too lengthy really. We realised that this video would benefit from some spoken directions over the top of sections …

Watch “Puppet Wizard, Shepherd and Sheep” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/gycr0CgcXXY We've managed to get our first Puppet Wizard tutorial video up onto utube, before helping the year 2 kids in Ashley Down Primary school make some clothes peg puppets tomorrow. This is partly a response to the teacher Charlie Baughan telling me that sometimes kids take in the information better from a video, than …

Nativity Puppet Patterns

Here's some nativity character clothes peg puppet characters. Each one is printed twice, looking to the left and right so each character can have a conversation with all the others, while looking directly at them. Tula and I filmed a video today demonstrating how to make them. Hopefully we'll get it online tomorrow.

The Cubestar project

One day this week I realised as I pulled our front door shut that I had forgotten my house keys and a couple of hours later, on returning home from school, Tula and I found ourselves locked out of the house. Fortunately, I did have my shed keys with me, and the one for the …

Buffalo Bill clothes peg puppet

For the short bit of time Tula was in school this morning I did these clothes peg puppet templates for Charlie Baughan to use with his class. They are studying Brisol local history so obviously Brunel is there. Less known about is Colonel Coney who when to North America and brought back to Bristol with …

The Silly Shooter 2000

In our house, we all love Halloween. Rufus and Tula love dressing up and then going out trick or treating and guzzling sweets, so each year we help them sort out different costumes. It's been a lot of fun Tomorrow, Tula is going to be a gangster assassin.  She's going to be wearing a pin …