Happy Christmas Eve! And have a story on me ...
First there were (or is it was?) 26 Treasures - whoopee! - and then there was (or is it were?) 26 Stories of Christmas - hurrah!
Here's how the Christmas story project worked:
"26 writers chose an object that means Christmas to them and wrote 26 words about it. Those objects and words found new homes, as we paired each writer with another writer's object. Each writer then came up with a 500-word piece of family fiction inspired by their new object - the sort of story you might share after Christmas dinner. These stories then inspired 26 illustrators, who had just two weeks to respond to a piece of fiction they'd never seen before."
I was all agog to see a) what a writer and illustrator would do with my object and b) what an illustrator would do with my story!
I loved both a)
We're off Loch Rannoch way for over New Year's so I'll not be posting next week. In the meantime, here's a photo from last year, showing a typical Scottish greeting to the new year, just before we paint passers-by with the woad of good fortune and toss generic tartan cabers thither and yon, for good health. Wishing you lots of both!