Join amazing childrens’ author, Viv French, and wonderful storyteller, Renita Boyle and myself on Saturday when we will be creating a story LIVE! with your help.
So, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
It’s not just the audiences who are missing the Wigtown Book Festival this year – the authors are missing the audiences too!
In this fun-filled family hour, three of Wigtown’s most devoted and adored children’s authors take on the 60-minute book challenge. That’s right! Taking up their roles as author (Vivian French), illustrator (Shoo Rayner) and storyteller (Renita Boyle) they battle towards creating, illustrating and telling a story based on Wigtown in just one hour. But they need your help – tune in to help shape the story and make your mark on Big Wig history.
How on Earth are we going to do it when we are in completely different parts of the country? Tune in to find out!
On my live drawing show today, I’ll be talking to storyteller extraordinaire, Renita Boyle. We will talk about the role of storytelling in drawing and illustration, we’ll discuss mental health for creatives and we’ll be doing interesting things with Tea bags! (As well as having a cup of tea!)
During my time at the Wigtown Book Festival last week, I spent time at the school, drawing some children, who posed for me. I then showed the rest of the children how to draw those drawings.
Then I used those drawings to design a mural to replace one in the playground that has become a bit worn with age. I managed to finish in time but the big, 8′ x 4′ boards were not put up in time before I had to leave for home.
The video shows the process and and how I resurrected my ancient sign writing skills. I actually surprised myself with my ability to still handle a long haired sign writing brush!