The first week is over and seven illustrations with children have been created in the past days. I am curious whether I will be able to hold out for the next three weeks, or whether I will run out of breath. I have enough ideas, but drawing and painting the pictures is more time consuming than I thought. Actually I should have known better. On the other hand, this illustration marathon, as I now call it, is a very good exercise. I have only had to paint animal illustrations in my children’s books so far. Now I simply felt the need to deepen the topic ‘children’. It’s a pity that nobody has joined the action so far. But I think that children’s books are simply a very special area.