stories and illustration

The Children Go To the Woods

The Children GoTo the Woods

From Old Merlaine

November 4, 2013 - Posted by | Illustration, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Fabulous poem and illustration – is this from a published collection?


    Comment by northumbrianlight | November 4, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Robin – Thanks for contacting me – I enjoy your blog. Yes, it is from a book that William Heinemann published called “Old Merlaine” which was about an imaginary country. The two books that I have liked best of those I have had published are this book of poems and a children’s novel called “Parchment House”. I decided to put these poems on my website as I still like them, and it is nice to rescue them from relative obscutiry. I did fiddle about with the illustration a bit on Photoshop, which I usually don’t do, but I tried a conte crayon filter to soften up the ink drawing a bit – just as a bit of fun, really. The book was published before people had personal computers.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | November 4, 2013 | Reply

      • Thanks for the explanation Cara – I need to find a child who would like a copy for Christmas – I think it will be me ūüôā


        Comment by northumbrianlight | November 4, 2013

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