Monday, July 26, 2010


This lovely little fellow came on to my balcony the other day. I tried to coax him on to my Geraniums for a more artistic photo but he was'nt having any of it. He just loved those hot brick tiles!


Well, the Lenci exhibition certainly inspired me. My sketchbook is full of ideas... even a tea cosy decorated with butterflies, however I can't bring myself to post a tea cosy, it would ruin my image right from the start!

So here are two illustrations taken from my sketchbook. I scanned them in and coloured them on my computer. They were inspired by the wealth of strange plants and trees which adorned a lot of the different sculptures. As often happens when I finish an illustration or pattern I have an idea where it might look best. I just happen to own a lovely Sadler Mug (I think 1930's), with a lovely quirky handle, just perfect for my illustrations.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2011 - Illustrators call for entries.

The Fair

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. More information about the Fair here.
Among the special initiatives launched each year the Bologna Children's Book Fair holds an Illustrators Exhibition. An Illustrators Annual is published with the work included in the exhibition and of course a winner is chosen. Click here for link with more information on how to enter and what requirements are needed.
I have received my invite to participate again so I am adding 5 A3 illustrations to my already busy schedule. Above is one of my illustrations from last year, which was not excepted for the final illustration annual.
By the way the Book Fair is a wonderful event, enormous and well worth the visit even if you don't feel like entering the competition.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New header for July

Well, my first post for July is a new header for my blog. Could'nt stand the white space.
Hope to be posting very soon, see you then.