Jelbert 17/07/12 – brain overload!

This is a paperclip brain that my son made for me. I love it!

Today I feel as though my brain is about to explode! There simply isn’t the time in the day to write, illustrate AND promote!!

One good friend of mine sent me a great lead this morning so I have just spent a long time trying to compose an email to a publisher. I suppose, even if she’s not interested, I can ‘cut and paste’ the writing into the next letter I send to a publisher! The thing is, you never know what is going to make the difference – you have to try all sorts of things, plant all sorts of seeds…. and wait to see what developes.

A teacher contacted me last week, asking if I would mind if she did an ‘A’ level project on me – ON ME – for her art class. This feels very bizarre but, of course, I said that that was OK. I now have to get some interesting photos of watercolour techniques together, a CV and a short essay on my life-and-times. How very very odd, but nice!

Last week I found out that I had won a grant from Brstol University to study part-time for a Master’s in History of Art. I had deferred this course due to financial reasons and this offer was an amazing gift that I just couldn’t turn down. I accepted the offer formally today, and now the reality is sinking in – excitement and fear. What have I done now?!

It is lunch time and I haven’t started painting in the illustration that is waiting for me in my high tech studio – i.e. my lovely wooden table. I now have one and a half hours before picking up my little girl from school – so I’m off to paint…


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