This is the Seasons series, which together with a collection of 6 types of weather and 8 birthday cakes, join the birthday months I featured last time, to inform the children in South African classrooms exactly what day, weather, season and month it is, and whether it’s anyone’s birthday.
You can view them all, including the wall-hangings they are housed in, from this page. This clarifies the context in which these pictures were drawn and for what they were intended. I’m aware that the slideshow here is not in the correct order but WordPress has its limits, wonderful as it is. For a slideshow with the correct sequence, please click here.
While drawing the pictures for this Midlands scene (summer rainfall) I became aware of a sharp homesickness. I’m really looking forward to going back to my roots and maybe the cosmos will still be blooming on the way to the Drakensberg sometime during April/May.
I also plan to take my little tent so – good times beckon. We did two sets of Season cards, because the Western Cape has a Mediterranean climate with a Winter rainfall – that’s the set with the grapevine of course.
Have to apologise for not posting very often – quite frankly because I didn’t think I had the time. But on my personal blog, Humble Hedonist, I’ve managed to (almost) stick to a daily posting and so it has been proved possible. I suspect this blog will have many more links to other people’s tips and wisdom, and because I’m an ardent futurist, to new and exciting inventions, technology and everything my fellow designers and illustrators may enjoy as well, not to mention my clients.