Lots of Tweeting This Morning - ( but not on twitter )
Every spring these little birds arrive in the trees
and really have a hearty tweet. Whilst walking
Mac and Dotty this morning there was this
amazing opera of birdsong happening and
what makes it really super is that the birds are so
tiny but there are so many. Closing my eyes
( Yes, I am that embarrassing! hence why teens
won't walk with me! )
I can almost imagine I am some where quite
This was in stark contrast with seeing a buzzard
just sat in the field watching the rabbit holes...
waiting for brunch! Ah! Nature so beautiful
and yet so dangerous.
'Trying to understand the quirks of human nature!'
My Jack Russell, Mac, does a lot of head
on one side when looking at me especially
when I'm squeaking *"CHEEZIES" in a
certain voice, ( *dog owners will Totally
know which 'voice' I am referring to
here! ) the one you can't let visitors
of a serious nature know you do behind
closed doors to your pooches!
Ok now the show is up at FOYLES,
This week!! ( Get yourself along to see some
super lovely illustrations,) I have a minute
to pop some images up... This is my cover
for my book... I am afraid that my dummy
book is not quite so well made as others
but it was made with love...and a lot of...
printer ink. That's all I'm saying...
Playing about this weekend I came up with this
lot whilst trying to figure out what to do for the
Wind in the Willows Penguin Design comp this
year while I can still enter... I think?
Just makes me want to go outside.
The Children's Book MA Illustration show 4th-9th Feb at Foyles
I hear there is an MA show coming soon...Eek!
(portfolio images flying everywhere, printer
running on the fumes of ink! What! Jessops
has gone bust! but I bought my printing paper there! Aggh!)
some amazing illustrators will exhibiting please do come and see!
Amazingly enough I threw down a herbal teabag
a while ago and this little elephant, who I think
is chasing a rogue peanut came to live from the page.
I will add more to this as I got quite carried away
and drank quite a lot of tea to boot!
I was really happy with my final design
it incorporated the beauty of fashion
illustration with the wonderful world of Grimm's.
I also found some amazing old paper for the background
which had once been in a book that had been used to collect
lots of different Moss's from New Zealand and they had
imprinted on the paper which again I felt gave a very
'woodsy' feel to the image.
I created many versions on my way to the final image
I was quite happy with the results of this Wolf running
as there always seems to be someone running from one
of the tricky blighters in the fairy tales.