Welcome to those with imaginative minds. For me, it all started when I attended a part-time Children's Book Illustration course at City of Bath College. Along with my fellow students, I was encouraged to think of ideas for illustrations. Soon I became aware that I was starting to see things that were never there! Now that's not as bad as it seems and I'll tell you about the first two sightings. Hopefully, you will realise that I have not started to lose my mind, more that I had begun to be more creative in my imagination . . .
1. Driving along a Somerset lane with acres of ploughed fields to my left, I notices a small black dog standing alone some distance away. The image was strong enough for me to draw it in my sketchbook when I arrived home. A day later, I saw that the dog was a piece of black plastic sack that was half buried in one of the furrows. Still, it was enough to give me an idea for a picture book.
2. Coincidentally, I was driving along the same lane a few weeks later and was suprised to see a white rabbit standing (literally) on the verge. It was waving at me. Passing by the next day, I saw a white carrier bag flapping in the hedge.
Am I alone in seeing things that are not actually there. If you see them, too, I'd love to hear from you.