October 31, 2015

 I can't believe it's a year since my illustration blog started! Halloween is such a fun time of year, it's great to see everyone's fun and spooky illustrations all over Twitter and Facebook. These are my kooky characters and I have named them, Countess von Bonse, whose head was removed due to her criminal fraud career in the 18th Century! The little Victorian vampire bat boy may look young and innocent, but boy can he bite!

 

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a fun time

 

 

 

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October 23, 2015

 It isn't even November yet, I know, but time is speeding by at the moment and I have a feeling a very 'snowed under' winter is fast on it's way! Work is going to be busy over the festive period, but it's also being predicted in newspapers that there will be plenty of bad weather keeping us trapped indoors too!

 

I recently discovered the perfect word for the season, the Danish word 'Hygge' (pronounced hooga) In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in l...

October 16, 2015

 This week I travelled back from a vist at home. The sharp cold of October, and the shortening days are inescapable now as we plunge into winter. On go our fluffy jumpers and out come the hot water bottles as we fight off the inevitable sniffles. 

 

I did a workshop with some Primary school children last week. A chance for them to play with images, and a chance for me become freshly inspired by their quirky, funny and sometimes insane ideas! It got me thinking this week, in and around wo...

October 12, 2015

 I have just finished popping the finishing touches on the interior illustrations for Book one of Stephanie Faris' Piper Morgan series. I hope you'll agree when you see them next summer, that they'll be worth the wait! I'm really excited about the way they've turned out and can't wait to see them in print. This entire process has been such a joy so far and I'm looking forward to reading the next manuscript. 'Piper Morgan: In Charge' which will be taking the world by storm in 2016 along side the...

October 2, 2015

Whilst out for a walk, the rain started to batter down, the leaves weighed heavy under the enormous droplets. A strong gale came tumbling through the tree tops throwing the trees this way and that. Thunder shook the ground and lightening danced across the blackened sky. In the strange and looming forest Ellie is all alone. Everything looks strange and she can't find the way home. When along toddled a penguin with a cup of hot chocolate and a pair of ear-muffs. He shared his brolly, and a story t...

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