Thursday, 21 April 2016

Whoop!

















I am so Happy with my advance copies of 'Say Hello' and Kiss Goodnight'
The production is top quality! They have lovely squiggly covers and beautiful matt inside spreads, which capture my hand printed background perfectly. Fantastic design by Genevieve Webster. Let's hope they do well!
Out in the shops in July. Published by Templar publishing.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Spring









Starting work on a new book for Holiday House.
Flowers at my friend's mothers memorial.
My magical Magnolia(and new patio area, made from all recycled bits... I'm doing lots of work in the garden)
Proofs for my books published by Templar in July.
Super potty pot by Scott Garrett.
Dartmoor and Dog.
My springtime lounge.
Pigeon painting.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Nature








Doesn't try and sell me anything.
The moon is from my book,'Goodnight Moon' out with Templar publishing in July.
(which is something you can buy, I'm aware of the paradox!)

Friday, 26 February 2016

I can feel it





Spring might almost be here! The smells are changing, the buds are beginning to appear....

From the top: Photo of a birthday card I made for my super kind and talented friend Jane Foster.
(She displayed it next to Picasso)
My painted acorns, a Rex Ray and Mark Jesset's (Another creative in my home town) SPLASH of colour.
My brother and I got lost on a long walk on Dartmoor, somewhere north of Postbridge. Mostly in the sun (with a mini sleet blizzard at the end)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Love







Love waking to sun coming through my window. (Over my nature table, collected from my travels)
Love Sketching
Love Love. (Valentines flowers)

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)