Thursday, 10 March 2011
I love you right up to the moon and back
Guess how much I love you is one of my favourite stories. I am not ashamed to say that almost every time I read the end of this story to Sasha, my voice slightly trembles, as I find it so touching. The Book Depository runs a competition called All you've got to do is do a doodle. They ask you to print off a colouring sheet and create your own version of a doodle. The little brown nut hare in the corner is spreading his arms for you to be creative. I knew I had half an hour at the most to do something before Eddie gets seriously upset in his crib, so it is a very quick effort. I haven't done any drawing or painting for almost a year, so my hands felt clumsy with the watercolour pencils. I used Sasha and Eddie's photo as my inspiration. Added a big hare, and thought I would combine two images by Eddie catching hare's ears.
It is not the best drawing I ever made, but at least something a bit more creative than wiping baby's bum and reading Elmer stories in a silly voice.
If you go to http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/blog/comp/All-youve-got-to-do-is-do-a-doodle anc click on the flikr gallery, there are some lovely doodles there.
In a typical fashion, my link doesn't want to be a clickable link.