Last weekend, we moved house, just a bit further North within Canberra. Whilst packing things into boxes, I envisaged this image of packing my characters to take with me. So from York, we have Grilla and Minster Man, and from Australia my new characters. And now we finally have internet connection again I can continue with my blogging – hoorah!
After Port Douglas, Hazel and I headed further north and stayed for three night in the Daintree Rainforest at Coral Sea View, which is an amazing Bed and Breakfast where you had your own cabin with stunning views of the rainforest coupled with the Coral Sea in the distance!
Being a rainforest it did rain, and I thought further about the name rainforest, and wondered what if it actually rained a forest:
I thought that I would link these two weeks together. Firstly because all the work that I did over the last two weeks can be grouped together, and secondly I will unfortunately be missing next week’s session so I will get up to date now, and then restart the next Storytelling blog post when I attend the session in two weeks time…
One thing I have been developing is my character, and here are a selection of sketches of him:
Most people are familiar with the cute little Australian parrots, the Galahs; they are very distinctive with bright pink upper bodies, grey back and wings, and a white cap. They are sometimes associated with a common saying of ‘Great Galah’ which is directed towards someone in a joking way.
I wanted to turn this phrase around and use the term ‘Great Galah’ as a superhero as they are such beautiful birds.
So here he is – The Australian Magpie as a superhero. He has an ‘M’ on his chest and three-pronged weapons in each hand to resemble the magpie’s claws. Then maybe he could even be a part of The ACT Squad. Enjoy..
Wow, have just got back from camping and I’m well chuffed to see that Norwich City have beaten Leeds United 1-0 on Saturday to extend their lead now by 11 points at the top of League 1!
Being so far away from Carrow Road (couldn’t get any further away unless I was in space!) it is great to hear about all these great wins this year. That is why I couldn’t resist creating the above Canary!