This summer I took an introductory course on Illustrating Picture Books. A very diverse crowd with the same brief (just comming up with a story, creating storyboards, roughs and a dummy book, in one week, mind) produced an amazing array of funny, moving, beautiful, exciting books. Guided by Pam and Paula, two very talented, humorous, and inspired tutors, we all had a great week. However for me, this was confirmation that Children's Illustration is the new avenue in my creative career.
All that I had to overcome was the little administrative issue of the interview, the last minute application processs, and erm, o yes, the fee.