Claire just reminded me of this today: Back in 2018, I sent some fashionable bat sketches to C.S.E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez, and people wrote poems about them, which was delightful and hilarious.
Bat-Folk: A Virtual Anthology Based on the Art of Kathleen Jennings
Bats are delightful to draw, and the more bats one draws, the simpler it is to classify people one meets by the variety of bats they would be.
You know you’ve met them.
Here’s a little piece I did a year or two ago for those patrons who get monthly stories. (They are also up on various things in black-and-white on tanaudel.redbubble.com: Bats and stars).
And of course not forgetting all the bats drawn for Stray Bats by Margo Lanagan:
This was another project which at least began fairly spontaneously, although it ended with me spending three days running around London in a heatwave looking for a suitable scanner.
(Also, if you’re in Western Massachusetts, a lot of the original art and sketches for Stray Bats is at Book Moon Books).
I’m back! Not back in circulation, exactly, as I am nursing a throat infection, oddly cramped fingers, a distinct lack of bat-consumption, an aversion to going to the office and a strange inclination to cook, but I am back in the country.
The new header is Hideaway Island off Efate Island in Vanuatu, and is proof that there is a sketchbook which will follow soon, together with more details.