I have a few rules for travel in cities. These include:
- Take the bus tour at the start.
- Go on the Ferris wheel at the end.
- Follow the sound of ice-cream trucks.
- Always ride the carousel.
They are also very charming to draw.
I am not great at getting cards organised for family members. Last year, however, I did manage, at the very last minute, to make them for everyone to whom I gave presents (nephews/niece/mother — we have recently restructured our approach to Christmas gifts).
As I told a vet friend, they are not meant to be scientifically correct, because (a) they are carousel animals, and (b) they are illustrations of carousel animals and therefore representations of someone else’s representation, and (c) look how shiny they are!
They are pencil, watercolour (Daniel Smith), and imitation gold leaf (Everbright) on Canson illustration paper, with National Art Materials Crystal Clear Spray to seal the leaf.