Saturday, 12 January 2013
No, the 'Happy NewS Year isn't a mistake. I'd like to wish all my blog readers (if you haven't all deserted me because it's been soo long since I posted) a Happy New Year and to tell you my news.
The above artwork is painted by David Young, the fantastic illustrator who has illustrated all my People's Friend's stories which are set in my imaginary prefab village. The one above illustrated "The Lucky Sixpence" in the issue dated January 12th 2013.
There'll be another story about the folk in Broome Park prefab village in February (it's a Valentine's Day story). I'll post the illustration for that one nearer the time.
There's a lovely short video about people who still live in prefabs and, sadly, a lot of them are losing their lovely homes. You can see the video and read all about it here: http://www.emphas.is/web/guest/discoverprojects?projectID=748
The People's Friend Facebook page is a great place to visit for a chatter and to find out what's happening in the magazine and to readers, writers and illustrators as well. The NEWS part is, there are new friends joining every day. So, what are you waiting for? Come and join in: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesFriendMagazine?ref=ts&fref=ts
People's Friend website and blog is newsy, too, and you get a sneak peek of the next issue every Tuesday.