By Lydia Roberts
ILLUSTRATOR Sandy Flett wants to draw out our inner child.
"Illustrating children’s books is a way of reconnecting with our own childhood."
It would be awesome for people to come away [from the workshop] feeling more confident in their ability to create and to learn to relax into illustration work.
“I had forgotten that, until I reconnected with that part of myself.”
It doesn’t take a studio or workshop to begin your journey as a children’s illustrator, as Sandy can attest.
Many of her illustrations were completed on the dining room table (“the ‘posh’ one that we never used”, Sandy says).
“Currently, I am in one of our living rooms, which looks over our backyard where our new puppy, Teddy Arthur, the border collie, resides and gets into mischief. I’m basically minding him while I paint - doubly pleasurable.”
Sandy’s parting advice is to keep reading children’s books and to keep drawing, even if it’s only for a few moments a day.
Any other advice and you will have to book into her workshop!