Polly Dunbar the writer and illustrator, gave a talk about her work for the Brighton festival last week. I found her totally inspiring and eloquent. I've always wanted to illustrate children's books, but so far my only published illustrations were for an anthropological study of hill tribe people. Polly draws her ideas in a sketch book, scans them into the computer to tidy them up and then re prints them onto water colour paper to finish off. Her work has a wonderful spontenaety and charm about it....and a great sense of humour.