A little boy, who wouldn’t grow up, once said: “To die would be an awfully big adventure.” And that is how this story began; everything died.
The full painting process of "Montague Mouse and the North Star". We talks about the creative process and struggles that aspiring artists may encounter.
“There are witches?” Montague asked as he gave Svea an incredulous look. “Of course there are witches! All the best woods always have witches!” “But don’t witches wish you ill?” “Yes, that’s why they are witches.”
"Carry on! We aren't fully lost yet!" It sounded from underneath the cat skull. Arthur responded with a ribbiting chuckle which momentarily agitated Montague. He suspected the frog didn't comprehend how serious the situation was, but what did it matter?
“In that moment on that day, the sun washed away the darkness from their mind and spirit. In that moment on that day, all that existed was the gentle wind of spring which caressed their faces as they tumbled through the fields of heather, euphoric with the scent of the fair flowers. In that moment on that day, everything was as it should be.” – Montague Mouse.
When I was a child my grandmother had this painting hanging on her wall which showed a little cottage tucked in between a woodland and snow-clad mountains, with a dirt road winding its way up to the cottage. Partially spurred on by Narnia, I would stare at it and imagine what it would be like to wander up that dirt road and what adventures might lie hidden in the forest. I so wanted to walk into that painting.
Brand new illustration released from Montague Mouse
(Montague Mouse Teaser) Winter had come as it did every year; draping the woods in a beautiful carpet of snow that induced a quiet, content slumber among the woodland animals.
Here is the thing about writing a longer book and making a project come to life...
Montague Mouse is finally ready to tell his tale and I hope you will enjoy following along with the process as the project develops.