Saturday, 30 April 2011
Hot off the sewing machine (thanks to my talented other half) is this very cute WOW OWL, complete with rainbow feathers! If anyone fancies having a go at making their own WOW OWL, email me at email@example.com and I'll send you this simple pattern and some instructions as a pdf.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Sunday was a beautiful day. It was also the last day of the Scarborough Literature Festival and I was booked to do an afternoon event at the library. So after a stroll along the beach, and an egg sandwich, I made my way into town. A big THANK YOU to all the staff who helped out and a really big WOW! to all the kids who came along and produced such fantastic artwork.
Saturday, 16 April 2011
A couple of weeks ago Zoe at Playing By The Book, did a great post on 50+ Picture Books Every Child Should Be Read. She asked six illustrators (including me) to nominate 10 books each. This is the pile of books I put together, but as I was only allowed 10 not all of them made it on to the final list. You can view the complete 50+ list here.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Work on my new book is now in FULL swing. I'll be submitting the rough layouts for approval on Monday. Nothing beats a self-imposed deadline to get the job done.
Keeping things upbeat, I've put together a PROGRESS playlist which spotify users can listen to here.
Friday, 8 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
Last week Zoe over at Playing By The Book (one of my favourite sites) asked me if I would be interested in helping to compile a list of 50+ picture books every child should be read. So I spent last Sunday going through my collection and eventually came up with 10 suggestions. Other illustrators who helped put the list together include - Katie Cleminson, James Mayhew, Viviane Schwarz, Jan Pienkowski and Clara Vulliamy. You can view the complete list here. Enjoy!