If you have not seen a moorhen recently then a) oh no! quick, google them and b) in case you’ve *never* seen one they are black and their beaks are bright red and their feet are not only enormous but yellow and basically this is what happens when you let a 4-year-old loose on the plasticine and someone breathes life on the thing afterwards. Also they  have actual smiles on their beaks and show off their feet ALL THE TIME



2018.09.18This critter is being cut out and taped to a package I’m sending – hope he doesn’t way it down too much! Anyway if it is your birthday then please do assume this is just for you.

Is that a dog in your pocket

2018.09.03I ate a whole punnet of strawberries yesterday and then a punnet of blueberries and then I felt a bit queasy and also slightly annoyed because I only had normal fruit left except then I remembered I’d ALSO bought figs, and all in all this is really more joy than one life can possibly contain, right? Anyway if the lopsided strawberryjar had turned into a creature like it was supposed to, it would have been an extremely accurate self-portrait.

Incidentally while I was drawing this I thought it was a short person standing on a dog wearing some sort of pleated tablecloth thing but now I’ve realised it’s actually a large person in shorts with stick legs, who is standing beside a similar person who however has an invisible torso and a dog in their pocket.

As the line goes – is that a dog in your pocket or are you just an ambulant fruitcreature?