He is one of my personal favorites. I even considered maybe, maybe not selling him at the exhibition. Then a lady came and fell in love with him, and of course I had to let him go. And now, afterwards, it feels really good that I did. She must have somehow sensed I was attached to the image, because the other day she sent me a message to tell me he was doing fine and makes her happy every day. And reminded me of one of the reasons why I want to create at all - to bring joy and inspiration into the lives of others.
I have also been getting some feedback my illustrations would be great in childrens books. And that maybe I should write one of my own. And so I gave that some thought. And then the guy in the boat came popping back in my mind. And then I thought: Ok. Maybe I don't have to say goodbye completely to that fella'. Maybe I can take him on a journey.
And that is what I intend to do. I don't know exactly where I am going with this. Maybe it will turn into a childrens story. Maybe it wont. Maybe it wont be a story at all, just a series of images. We'll see.
This is George.