Dad and me and creativity
Do you have a muse? Many ongoing muses?
Who or what inspires your creativity?
My original muse was my Dad, David Swain. Dad made a life of writing, cartooning and mentoring other creative sparks.
His first book, The Cantbeworried Tales, came out when I was seven. He gently satirised Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in cartoon and verse. This little book made a big impact on his world and mine.
When I was eleven,