Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 9 – The End!


Writing Translated

PG 17: “Shoulda thought about that BEFORE jumping off a hill,” bellowed the quoll, shaking his fist as Diggory. Then he stomped away as well. Diggory turned toward the platypus.

PG 18: The platypus has found a pond, and ignoring Diggory, slipped into the water and swam away. Suddenly, Diggory broke into a smile. “Swimming! That looks like fun!”

And that concludes the story of Diggory the Wombat. Hubby has already put in a request for another one, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I have too many other stories I want to tell.

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 8


I’m sharing the Diggory’s story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 15: BAM! Diggory, the gum tree, the thorny bush, the Numbat , the Quoll and the Platypus went rolling down the hill.

PG 16: Finally, they reached the bottom of the hill. After disentangling from each other,the numbat sat shaking and pointing at Diggory in accusation. “I guess Wombats aren’t meant to fly,” said Diggory, sadly. The Numbat shook his finger again, then turned and stomped away.

Stay tune for Part 9, the (not so ) exciting conclusion of Diggory Wombat Goes Flying, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 7


Happy New Year! Hard to believe it’s 2020! I hope everyone had a fabulous 2019 and an even better year awaits!

I’m sharing the Diggory’s story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 13: BAM! Diggory, the gum tree, the thorny bush, the Numbat and Quoll went rolling down the hill.

PG 14: Below, a duckbill platypus was sleeping.

Stay tune for Part 8, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 6


I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 11: BAM! Diggory, the gum tree, the thorny bush and the Numbat went rolling down the hill.

PG 12: Below, a quoll was hunting frogs and lizards.

Stay tune for Part 7, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 5


I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 9: He rolled into a kangaroo thorn bush and Diggory, the gum tree and the thorny bush rolled down the hill.

PG 10: Below, a numbat was eating termites.

Stay tune for Part 6, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 4


I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 7: He climbed the highest hill he could find. Running and flapping his arms, he jumped. For a moment, he seemed to fly. Then he plummeted down, bouncing off a Coral Gum Tree.

PG 8: The gum tree broke and Diggory began rolling down the hill, wrapped up in the branches!

Stay tune for Part 5, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 3


I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

Writing Translated

PG 5 & 6: He climbed the highest tree he could find. But when he jumped he crashed to the ground! ” I need to be higher!” he thought.

Hmmm. Diggory isn’t too bright is he?

Stay tune for Part 4, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 2


I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day, over a 9 day period.

PART 1

Writing Translated

PG 3: It seemed easy enough. Run, flap your arms, and jump. Diggory ran, flapping his arms as fast as he could, but when he jumped …

PG 4: … he fell to the ground with a thump! “I need to be higher,” he thought.

Stay tune for Part 3, tomorrow!

Details Behind the Story

Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested so, after months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated the book in 4 days!

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

Diggory Wombat Goes Flying Part 1


Way back in June, for his July birthday, my hubby asked for a follow-up story to the Diggory Wombat Gets Lost book that I wrote and illustrated for him. Unfortunately, my Muse wasn’t interested.

I hoped inspiration would strike, but finally decided in December that it wasn’t going to happen, and forced it. After months of dithering, I wrote and illustrated it in four days. That’s the kind of thing that happens when your Muse is a diva, lol.

This book was done in one of Hahnemühle’s ZigZag accordion books. The book is one long sheet, folded into 18 pages. I love working on this paper!

I’m sharing the story with you in serial fashion, two pages a day over a 9 day period. My writing is bit sloppy, so I’ll translate it for you.

PG 1: Diggory Wombat Goes Flying

PG 2: One morning, Diggory was watching a flock of birds landing and flying back into the sky. “Flying looks like fun!” he thought.

Stay tune for Part 2, tomorrow!

Diggory Wombat Gets Lost


Last month, I did a review of the new Hahnemühle ZigZag Book.

I love writing stories in accordion-style book, so I also used the review to create an anniversary gift for my husband. I didn’t have time to finish the complete story before the review deadline however.

The story is complete, and I’ve made a video, plus an explanation of my process in conceiving, writing and illustrating the story. It’s all up on Doodlewash!

Be sure to check out Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #11, posted earlier this morning. It includes a 5 x 5 inch ZigZag book!