Here are a few old sketchbook pages for my illustration colleague Steph Goodwin (Oh Badgers! on Folksy).
The magpie on the left wishes he was a fashion designer, so he collects buttons and frippery.
The magpie on the right wishes he cold sail the oceans. He's building his nest as a ship.
These two work in a call-centre. The world defines them as call-centre magpies, but one would like to be an astronaut, while the other rues his failure to capitalise on his academic achievements.
This fellow is bored at the nightclub. He wants to sit down with a book.