#illo52weeks – July’s Illustrations

Jul 29, 2015
July has been a cold month. But I  have still managed to submit 3 manuscripts: for a monthly short story blog for a Writer’s Unleashed picture book competition (deadline has now closed) to an e...

CYA Conference 2015

Jul 5, 2015
Last year for the first time ever I attended the CYA Conference in Brisbane. I  had been shortlisted in the pre-school category and so was keen to go. Much to my utter amazement and delight I came 1s...

#illo52weeks – June’s Illustrations

Jul 1, 2015
June is a busy month for me – lots of writing deadlines for a variety of competitions, submissions to prepare for editors at the CYA Conference this coming weekend (so excited and nervous) and t...

#illo52weeks – Week 11 & 12

Apr 2, 2015
Week 11: Green Gelli printing / collage Week 12: Costume Artline pen / collage We break up for the Easter holidays today. I am sure Easter was on my mind when I completed Week 12’s Costume illus...

World Poetry Day

Mar 20, 2015
I follow the blog ALPHABET SOUP and today they announced the following: ‘In 1999, the United Nations declared March 21st as World Poetry Day. That’s today!’ As an aspiring writer some of...

#illo52weeks – Week 10: Night

Mar 18, 2015
We are often encouraged to create art in the style of a particular artist. I did this at college. I know that children do this in school with artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse or Miro. It is a good w...

#illo52weeks Week 9: Texture

Mar 10, 2015
As usual I mulled over this week’s theme of ‘Texture’ until I came up with an idea of what image I wanted to do and what medium I felt would work the best. I was going to do a Kookab...