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Why No Drawing Video Today?!

Why no Drawing Video today?! Because I am applying the seat of my pants to the seat of my chair and I am writing. I’m about 8,500 words into my 25,000 word children’s novel. My editor has brough forward the publication date, so I really need to get the first draft finished as soon as possible.

Need a drawing fix? The head over to my other channel www.youtube.com/drawstuffrealeasy, where I am doing Drawings from my book – published 17th May – called How to Draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy –

You can pre order now on Amazon and all good book stores and get signed copies with a free poster from my online store.


A week on the road away from my desk

I’m home for the night on what will be a week long tour of schools and Libraries – It’s pretty exhausting! I’ve been to St Athans, Barry Island and Llantwit Major in Both Wales, then on to Bournemouth for the second time this month then off to Coventry and then a school close to home. Meanwhile the snow is back so I’m not sure if I’ll make it to Coventry at all.

Here a few musings made along the way.

Frozen Pond Killed my Frogs

The end of this video is not for the squeamish.

When I built my Studio at the bottom of the garden I built a pond too, so I’d have some wildlife goings on to watch while I was daydreaming out of the window.

Just two weeks ago, the frogs were thinking of laying frogspawn, but then it turned cold and they didn’t. Since then we have have had extreme cold temperatures and the pond froze. I think it must have frozen solid because all the fogs have been frozen to death. This has never happened before as we’ve not had such cold conditions before. The arctic wind was named “the Beast from the East. I’ve seen video of seashore creatures being frozen but never expected this as my frogs have always survived at the bottom of the pond before.

So far I’ve collected and buried 47 frogs. You are warned that the end of the video shows the pond with frogs floating in it. Not for the squeamish

I’ve had a lot of comments on this vlog. I had one suggestion that you can get a pond heater that keeps a hole open, but I feel the problem here was that all the water was frozen so there was nowhere for the frogs tp hide ponce they were trapped under the water.