EDIT: slight tweaking of picture.


Angel Mouse

Another combination-monster drawn for the 7-year-old girl, who determined the name by combining various other words. Hopefully she will colour it like a stained-glass window, but it’s up to her (and she does not known what stained glass looks like, sadly).



More monsters. The young student was upset at failing to get enough smiley faces on her homework so I drew her a smile monster with five smiling faces to colour. Alas, although she liked it, this did not assuage her distress.


Coloured version – alas, my skills at cleaning up coloured images are not very advanced, I usually work in black and white:


More Monsters

Developed in conjunction with my 8-year-old student. This creature is Leo the Limoildurrich. She drew an alternate version of the creature; I will scan it in, as well as her coloured version of this one, next week if I can.


This was drawn by her and coloured by me (though she insisted on choosing the colours).


UPDATE: My version was never coloured, and now never will be – when I asked her if she’d coloured it a week later, she said that the cleaning lady had thrown it out. Her family is quite well-off, so their having a cleaning lady is conceivable. However, later questioning about their cleaning lady revealed that the student cleaned her own room, and “the cleaning lady” was herself, in a fit of indiscriminate clutter-disposal.

Educational Materials

Some worksheets I prepared for an 8-year-old child: the first is a drawing of her Barbie[TM] doll:


and the second is a monster we prepared by picking different animals for the body, head, legs, tail. As it has the body of a horse and the head of a unicorn, it was agreed that this is, in fact, a form of a unicorn, and therefore it farts rainbows. The name is a combination of animal names – pig, unicorn, bird, shark. When I can I will update this post with the coloured versions, I will do so.


EDIT: Coloured versions.

A Poem Against Procrastination

Written for All Hallows’ Eve, though not, in the end, used for its intended purpose (horrifying teenagers).

Once there was a village in the woods, and every night
at sunset they would gather and would make a fire burn bright –
for warmth and roasting sausages, and dancing all around,
but also necessary to protect their little patch of ground;
for hidden in the dark of night were monsters in the woods
in whom was little thought of deeds benevolent or good.

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