Brrr - it's freezing cold here! Our gas central heating has stopped working, so we're all sitting here in coats and scarves, with hot water bottles, huddled round a borrowed electric heater. My mother, in the meantime, is just about to get on a plane to South Africa. Nice warm South Africa!
Anyway, I have been thinking about what to do, creatively, in 2011. One of the things I would like to do is to produce something decorated with hand-drawn bear images. I'm not great at drawing, but for some reason I do it a lot anyway. Just doodling. I thought I'd take some of them, and see if I could put some kind of text with them.
The idea, I suppose, is to depict a teddy bear who, without being so twee as to actually talk, does have some kind of life.
I'm actually quite happy with all the drawings, but the only one I actually like in terms of telling a story is the last one. The idea of a slightly neurotic teddy bear is quite sweet.
Anyway, I hope you're warm and happy and enjoying the holiday!