Some years ago I wrote a few short animal stories, which I used in a serious of lino print illustration workshop I ran at Poole Printmakers. Participants had to design lino prints to go with the stories, one in black and white and one in more colours, and print them in a limited edition, so that everyone could go home with a fully illustrated original story book.
In January I reviewed some of these stories and wrote a whole lot more. The collection is now called ‘The Bigger Picture, friendly fables to soothe the troubled mind.’ The plan is to design a number of wood engraving to accompany these fables and publish them in the summer. At the Charles Causley Festival, from 23 to 25 July this year, I will run a workshop and/or exhibition relating to his new project.