Monday, January 27, 2014

Has anyone seen a mammoth..?

I have! I spotted Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth online, due to be published with Bloomsbury on 8th May. Super excited!
Here's the blurb...

Could a little girl and a GIANT woolly mammoth ever be friends?

When Little Lou finds a wriggly, squiggly piece of wool amongst a pile of toys, she curiously gives it a tug. But - what's this? The wool tugs back - there's something at the other end! And as Little Lou follows the wool, she realises that it's attached to . . . A giant woolly mammoth! Quick, RUN!

But soon the woolly mammoth gets snagged, and he starts to get smaller . . . And smaller . . . And smaller. In fact, he is so small that he doesn't really seem so scary anymore - he's just the right size for a cuddle!

A charming tale of fear, friendship and not judging a book by it's cover, beautifully illustrated by Paula Bowles.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy new year cyber world! I hope everyone had a jolly good time. I certainly did, if a little busy in between parties..

Here's something I worked on at the end of 2013. I worked at Nudge Digital for a few weeks, drawing buildings and rooms full of interesting things. It was top secret, but has just gone 'live' so I can share it with the world now...

A slightly different style to how I usually work, but very happy with the results.

2014 has kicked off with a lot's more exciting things! But, as usual, top secret for a little while yet.. although, I can give some clues... I'm painting something to do with Gromit, something for the National Trust, and an audio-book! I'm so excited and all will be revealed soon :-)

Has anyone made any new year resolutions? I have some plans for 2014, including 'more adventures', in particular, some more long distance bicycle rides, and some more exploration of the UK. Since starting work on the National Trust project, I've been researching lots of different NT locations, venues and properties, and there are some beautiful ones out there! I really want to see the north of England, the Lake district, the Peak District, Cumbria, and Scotland and the Highlands.
Lake district
Derwent Water, Lake District
Image details | National Trust Images
Cragside, Northumberland