Thursday, 15 November 2012

An Animal Alphabet at Heffers Children's Bookshop

Here are a few pictures from last Saturday's Festival of Illustration event at Heffers which I did with Marion Lindsay (my studio buddy)!  We didn't get the whole way through the alphabet but we did get up to 'N' in the end!  Big thanks to all the staff at Children's Heffers and to all the participants - it was really fun!  You can see more pictures on Marion's blog.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Fluff and BIlly Jigsaws!

Fluff and Billy is about to be published in Korea and to promote the book the publishers Gimm Young have produced these jigsaw puzzles.  The two designs come in a plastic wallet together - I was very excited to see my samples which arrived this morning!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Today at the Fitzwilliam

I went drawing at the Fitzwilliam Museum this morning.  The exhibition The Search for Immortality comes to an end this Sunday and I really wanted to see it.  The exhibits that really caught my imagination were two jade burial suits.  Small pieces of jade were patchworked together to make them: on one it is all held together with ribbon and linen; on the other wire links all the pieces.  They looked amazing.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Festival of Illustration

As part of the ongoing Festival of Illustration in Cambridge, myself and my studio buddy Marion Lindsay will be running a session at Heffers Children's Bookshop this Saturday from 11am - 1pm.  We're going to try and create an animal alphabet with the children who come along - it's not a tried and tested event but fingers crossed it will go well!

New Handmade Christmas Cards

I can't believe it but it's only two and a half weeks until Cambridge Christmas 2012.  I have been busy making some new handmade cards to sell there.  I've made lots of other cards too and will also be selling some artwork, mugs and books.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

New Banner!

I thought it was time to update my banner so here it is!  It features the Crocodile from my picturebook I Got a Crocodile which will be out next spring and is published by Simon and Schuster.  I hope you like him!