Hey Diddle


And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

Here are all the cast of characters. My question was: why did the table settings run away? Also, how did everyone else react to this?

The great thing about also writing for children's books is the perspective it gives me on how a story is constructed. My art instructs my writing as well as my writing instructs how I create an image. It's fun to explore. Sometimes they come out at the same time, and I have to scurry between both illustrating and writing to find the meaning of what I am trying to communicate.


Well... o.k. so I'm behind already. I am doing my best to post sketch or color study per day. Yesterday I spent time with my family. They are important to me too. Here is the color study from the dog sketch.

The first six images are meant to go together, hence the similar color palette. This is my take on the poem, "Hey Diddle, Diddle". I tried to delve deeper between the lines of the poem to bring out more of the story behind the musical cat, the hyper cow, the laughing dog and the delinquent table settings. It's an odd assortment of characters that has always intrigued me.