Henrydiplodocus. I loved doing Henrydiplocodocus. I made a shadow puppet show. There was a LOT of cutting out and figuring out how to set it up so that the camera (my phone) could see it properly but it was so much fun. Plus, Henrydiplodocus himself is a roaring, stomping, giggling, mad boy/dino, so what’s not... Continue Reading →


After punishing myself for doing very little drawing by doing a load of drawing, I then went back to scratch.mit.edu to make Archieotops. I really do like to swing from one extreme to another. I really liked thinking up all the different ways Archieotops interacts with different people but my favourite moment was when I... Continue Reading →

Bronto Brian

Me being me, one punishment for taking the easy route with Katieraptor wasn't enough. After challenging myself with Rosieosaurus and making a pop up book, I decided Bronto Brian should be a flip book. Pages and pages and pages and pages and pages of drawings. Only slightly different from each other. Why do I do... Continue Reading →


Me being me, I went from the relatively simple Katieraptor to the incredibly difficult and complicated creation of a pop up book. Anyone who makes pop up books for a living is a genius and marvel. It took sooooo long. I wasn't even doing any of the pop up's that are genuine feats of engineering.... Continue Reading →


Clearly I wasn't in the mood to draw anything for Katieraptor!!! Let's be honest, I'm not the best drawer in the world. It may be becoming obvious that I don't like to do the same thing too often so Katieraptor is a clock that reveals the story as you move around the clock. Katieraptor is... Continue Reading →

Thomas Rex

After Helenodactyl, I used the website scratch.mit.edu to code an animated version of Thomas Rex. An elderly dinosaur who is slowly losing his hearing and doesn't pay full attention to what anyone is saying to him. Ever so slightly based on my dad. Learning how to code was fun and scratch makes it very easy.


I haven't written anything here in so long. I've been busy trying to settle back into my life after returning from Japan. I'm back in my beautiful flat, which I still love. I have my friends and family around me again but I still don't really feel settled. I went to Japan to try something... Continue Reading →

2 more sleeps…

My bags are packed, the flat is sparkling, I have signed, stamped, cancelled and processed all the documents I can. I've dumped rubbish. Taken clothes to a second hand shop. Said some goodbyes. Have a few more to go. I have 2 more sleeps before my adventure in Japan comes to an end. It's been... Continue Reading →

Last trip before I leave…

My year is rapidly coming to an end so I took one last trip to the coast this weekend. There was a sand art festival in Hitachi so I stayed near there and did my usual wandering round taking pictures. To be honest, the sand art was a little underwhelming. I was thinking it would... Continue Reading →

A grey, rainy weekend at the coast.

I haven't been very good at posting lately, although  I haven't been up to all that much so haven't had much to say or share. It's the rainy season apparently and when they say rainy, they mean rainy. It feels like home. There have been a few leavers parties and more to come. They've been... Continue Reading →

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