A rather brief and content-‘lite’ post this week, I’m sorry, on account of having NO TIME – in fact, less than no time (how has this happened?!!):
Following the sad demise (/disappointing sabotage, depending on one’s outlook…) and ultimate futility of last year’s elaborate folded-paper construction that was my business card dispensing device for the ‘Wailing Wall’ (informal – but vast – illustrators’ advertising billboard at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair), I have instead plumped for printed flyers this year (quick and cheap to re-post, as necessary…), and small plastic wallets with assorted simulacra of my favourite moo.com business cards (a rather more low-tech, single-sided, home-printed effort) as a concession to the demand (I hope…) for take-away details. My ‘wall hanging’ for Bologna 2011, together with other Fair-centric paraphernalia, is nestled about half-way down my Fair Frenzy post, and there are also a couple of photos of the fabled Wailing Wall (and illustratedbyamanda card dispenser in situ, pre-dematerialisation…) in my 2011 Fair write-up Coming up for air – briefly…(Bologna, Part I). However, it will be these three chaps – or, rather, two chaps and one chap-ess – accompanying me to Italy on Sunday:
Potential saboteurs, take note: I shall be printing loads of copies, and am fully prepared to dispense with a chunky-knit sweater, or two, from the suitcase to accommodate the same! 😉
And just because I couldn’t bear to miss another Illustration Friday , a quick sketch for the week’s topic (this one’s for you, Cindy!): an unusually large and be-spotted yield for such a small bird?!
If I, miraculously, manage to pilfer back an hour or two from the The Passage of Time before Friday, I would love to work this up into a proper colour illustration – possibly for Easter, probably just for the frivolous joy of rabbit-painting – but, in the meantime, I present another bunny (and so willfully subvert the popular maxim, by offering ‘quantity’ as opposed to the traditionally more prized ‘quality’…):