Wednesday, 10 February 2016

That poor out numbered Old Woman!











Here's my slightly auto-biographical version of 'There was an Old Woman who Lived in Shoe' published by Holiday House in NYC.
Really it's a tale of all parents and the constant needs of our little ones and their unconditional love.
I've updated it from the horrid original!
This Mum is super resourceful and fun.
Working on a book with 14 children/animals on each spread was a challenge for continuity.
It is painted in acrylic with a little collage.
It can be purchased in my shop now.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Creatures





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Cards for friends, Potential new characters for books, Air dry clay pots made by my daughter and I, the best birthday present ever! (The troll plants) and the Bear is a wooden sign in my garden (Guarding the trampoline)

Heaven in Devon







I live on the edge of Dartmoor national park. I am so in Love with the place!
The views, the big skies, the granite tors, the ever changing beauty and the peace.
I try and get up there most days with my lovely dog, Carna.
It is my happy place and reset button.
The coast is not too far a drive too. I am so so grateful for living in such a paradise!

More photos here.

My home








I spend lots of time playing around with my home, when I should be working.
It's all part of the creative process.

From Rain to Rainbows




My little watercolour was included in this book published by Chronicle books.

Travel

Last year I was lucky enough to have a few city breaks

Marrakech



Seville



And Budapest




In my early 20's I travelled a lot. I miss going off for long periods. (See my sketchbooks here and here.)
I wonder where I will go this year?