Now that our guest of honour has arrived I can reveal the third stocking, for Rosie :)
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
It's been a busy year for us - leaving London and starting a new life in a new town with 2 small children, but we're settling nicely and starting to find some sort of rhythm to daily life and a little bit of sanity!!
Wishing everyone a Hoppy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sunday, 20 December 2015
A surprise package arrived the other day and it contained THIS! The latest picture book I illustrated titled "FRESH DELICIOUS". These wonderful, colourful and playful poems from the farmer's market written by Irene Latham were a real joy to work with, and I was lucky to have a patient, understanding and encouraging publisher in Wordsong to work with.
You see, these pictures were made whilst I was pregnant with baby no 2, and I just about managed to finish all the artwork and hand it in on his due date - talk about cutting it fine!!! I don't know what I would have done had he arrived early. I remember rubbing my bump and telling him to take his time as I frantically worked on these pieces. He even gifted me with some days off to recover as he arrived 8 days later...what a good boy :)
This book will always be super special as it's the first full colour picture book I worked on since our first boy was born. I loved that he even gave me advice and criticism over some of the pieces. I don't know how long it will be until my next book or big project but in the meantime, I'm finding inspiration each day watching these boys grow :)
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
I made a Christmas stocking for the little one :) I've been doing a little bit each night once the boys have gone to sleep and I've done all the boring stuff that needs doing.
I'm working on another one which is nearly finished but that one is a secret, shhh!