Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Yuletide!

Here's my front door, looking festive, wearing the wreath I made at Eastside Roots community garden in Bristol :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

I have some original artwork and prints for sale in my Etsy shop, I will post items all over the world, take a look!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet Noa, the dog who lives at my local (and tiny!) spanish tapas/live music bar El Rincon

She's come to the park with me to do some modelling, allowing me to sketch and photograph her as inspiration for a new picture book character... watch this space!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Just for a giggle...
Here's a photo from a halloween party I went to - that's me in the middle with the red flower, with 4 friends. It was a jolly good fun night!

Also, find me on facebook!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I was recently interviewed by Tiger Tales, the U.S publisher of my first two picture books. 
Check it out on their blog, click here 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Another jolly time was had at the weekend, drawing on the walls of Bristol's Foyles bookshop, with Brillustration: the Brill-est illustrator group in town:
Thanks to June Goulding for the photos and slideshow!

Friday, October 28, 2011

What Goes Up... completed!
I have completed the last of the artwork for 'What Goes up' (written and illustrated by me)! Just waiting for feedback now from the publisher Tiger Tales. They've been great throughout the process of making the book, have thoroughly enjoyed myself! Martin the Dragon has had a ball too, and may have another story up his sleeve too...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My book 'Scary Mary' is at the Frankfurt Bookfair this week, with Tiger Tales! If you look closely, you can just about see it on the top shelf of the left panel...
Good luck at the bookfair, Tiger Tales, I hope it goes well :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Brillustration @ Blackwells Bookshop, Bristol, UK

I am part of the Bristol illustration group, aka 'Brillustration'. We took over Blackwells Bookshop at the weekend and illustrated 'live' in their window for the day, as well as around the shop and made badges with the kids :) Here are some photos...
(There's me on the right, drawing around a book I illustrated called 'I Spy Something Wonderful', released this year by Random House Children's Books. And here's a little of what I drew...

And here are some of the other lovely illustrators busy scribbling away..
And there we all are! There's me, 3rd from the right :)

Here's a slideshow of more photos from June Goulding:

Well done everybody who took part, and thankyou Lauren Tobia and Mark Sperring for organising, and thankyou to Blackwells for letting us invade for the day!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Big Draw - Blackwells, Park Street, Bristol

I will be at Blackwells bookshop on Park Street with the 'Brillustration' group on Saturday 8th October! We will be 'live drawing' in the window and will have our books (3 for 2!) on sale.
More info HERE!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Work in progress..
Hello hello! Not been here for a while, busy with all the usual bits and bobs that make up life, but am back in drawy painty land again..

Here's a page from 'What Goes Up', a bit of work in progress.. trying things out. Loving working on my own story with Tiger Tales, and looking forward to working with the editor on a 'sequel' to Scary Mary! Watch this space.. :)

In other news, I'm enjoying the beginning of Autumn, the leaves are changing, the air is cooler, and am wanting to get up to the woods to collect sweet chestnuts to roast :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I have a Folksy Shop! The bare bones at the moment, but will be adding all sorts of work on there for sale. Original drawings, paintings, prints, cards and micro-pocket-stories :)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

I made a poster for Folk Radio UK :
They are a super internet radio station playing folk 24hours a day! They have organised their first gig in London on 25th august, should be a good'un.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Here's the work in progress, front and back cover for my story - 'What Goes Up', being published with Tiger Tales, New York.
I love the font and the arrows on the spine :)
A friend recently gave me a Moleskine sketchbook, and we went out drawing together outside a local cafe. Here are a some of the results!
(yes the central girl is posing next to a gorilla..(statue!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here's my little robot, all finished!
Fingers crossed he finds a home with a publisher soon :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Here are some little robots I'm pitching to an author at the moment..

Fingers crossed it goes ahead!

Friday, June 17, 2011

I've re-designed my website!
I like changing and updating my website, keeps it fresh! Though it takes a while to do and involves me re-learning dreamweaver and ftp thingamajigs... so I don't do it very often!

Would be greatful if people could take a look and let me know if there's any glitches/problems with links.




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A couple of roughs for What Goes Up, scanned in and emailed to Tiger Tales now...
And here are some photos from the weekend in my home city of Bristol - it was the St Werburghs City Farm Fair. You'd think these photos are from a rural/suburban part of Bristol, but it's a mere 10 minute bike ride to the bustling city centre!

I spent the day here with my boyfriend, here we are dancing the Lindy-folk! Dancing lindyhop to a ceilidh folk band.. we improvised :)
 Photo's taken by the lovely Lizzie Rees :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blackcurrent muffins..
Blackcurrants are in season here in Bristol - these are freshly picked from my boyfriends allotment.. and turned into muffins! :) yumyumyum..

Oh, and in the background you can see some of my plants - tomatoes, runner beans, kale, blueberries, pear tree, herbs.. :)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

And so work has begun on my second story with Tiger Tales - 'What Goes Up', about a dragon named Martin who wants to fly -
but what goes up..
..must come down..
 Well, you'll have to wait and see!

The story has been in my sketchbook for a few years, so it is very nice to be getting it 'out there' finally! It feels like I'm starting to de-clutter my head of ideas and doodles at last! It's quite a relief to be getting it all down into a coherent picture book, once it's all done I can let go of it and start developing and sorting out the next bit of clutter!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Southbank Arts Trail at my house, photos!
Stained glass by Debbie Hutchinson

My artwork!

Paper toys by Creative Skidoo

Cakes by my mum!

Acoustic sessions in the evening - Kano Inoue

Acoustic Garden sessions, sunday afternoon - Sarah Joy

..and a good old fashioned traditional ceilidh dance, in the road! To end the weekend on a high :)
Led by caller Joe Medler