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Hifest

Hifest is a great place to meet other illustrators and buy their beautiful work. Two of my favourite purchases were by Melissa Castrillon and Daisy Hirst

Hay Winter Festival

After reading Robin’s Winter Song to a lively group of children at Hay Winter Festival, I showed them how to draw a robin. Here are some of the amazing creations.              

Wood Festival

I had a great time reading The Dawn Chorus to children at Wood Festival. Even the very little ones coloured in birds and decorated them with feathers. There was a lot of careful cutting out too. My friend Shirin did a workshop making faces which produced some amazing works of art. It’s a lovely festival […]

Illustrated window

Thank you very much to Mostly Books in Abingdon for letting me cover the window with birds to celebrate the publication of The Dawn Chorus. It was lovely to see children decorating the birds to hang in the window. Lots of people dropped in and ended up kindly helping. Thanks very much to Emma from Bloomsbury […]

The Dawn Chorus arrived in the post!

This week I had the best post ever, the first copies of my book The Dawn Chorus. Even though I have been making this book for over 2 years it was a wonderful surprise!  Seeing all of the work come together into a physical object and holding it in one piece was very exciting. I […]

Christmas Cards

Making a Christmas Card for Bloomsbury this year I went through several roughs, here are some that didn’t make it as well as the final one. And here are some lovely vintage designs I found along the way.                

How to make a portfolio out of cardboard

I thought I would try and make something out of all the ends of A3 sketchpads I have accumulated making The Dawn Chorus. And I wanted an excuse to use this amazing wallpaper I found years ago at a flea market. 1. Stick a piece of ribbon or binding to join the 2 pieces of […]