To those of you not familiar with the term, 'Week Five Blues' affect Cambridge students halfway through each of our short but very intense terms, leaving everyone feeling miserable and with an inevitable build-up of essays. My week five started with a bit of a bang as I got to meet Quentin Blake when he came to speak at the Cambridge Union (you can read my interview with him at http://cambridgetab.co.uk/culture/interview-quentin-blake
). I was a little in awe of him but it was an absolute pleasure to meet him and hear how he started his journey into the illustrative world. He too is a Cambridge grad who studied English and used to design illustrations for magazines...so who knows! The inevitable deluge of work fell though so, as this is the first night I've not spent in the library with Rousseau, Freud and Shakespeare, I thought it would be sensible to cheer you with an update of some of the project pages.
Take an extra special peek at the 'Other Projects' tab to see some publicity I've been doing for Charlie Draper (www.charliedraper.co.uk
) and, if you've got time, check out his video demonstrating precisely what a Theremin is. You'll be watching for hours.
I'll leave you with a photo of Quentin and I with a rather unusual pumpkin casually in the picture. It's the Union logo and was sculpted rather precariously with a potato peeler for the Halloween ceilidh. Well...I wasn't going to do anything EASY was I.