#illo52weeks – November’s illustrations

Wow! One month to go till the end of the year. How fast did that go? I nearly didn’t participate this year but I am so glad I persevered. Here are November’s illustrations: Week 44: Scandinavian Funnily enough my Christmas decorations have a Scandinavian theme this year.   Week 45: Peace Peace is much needed […]

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#illo52weeks – October’s illustrations

Week 40: Carnival Copic markers & Artline pen I am not really pleased with this illustration. I had limited time this week and it showed in the outcome but I still participated and stuck to my goal of entering on time each week regardless of the standard of work.   Week 41: Sweets Copic markers […]

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#illo52weeks September’s Illlustrations

Another busy month has passed and five more illustrations have been completed on time (just)! Week 35: Botany pencil & copic markers   Week 36: Dance Acrylic Week 37: Geometric Digital Week 38: Fauna Acrylic & permanent marker Week 39: Melbourne Collage, copic markers & Artline pen. As you can see by the last illustration […]

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CYA Conference 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 1st. You can read more about it here: CYA Conference 2014 I attended again this year because it […]

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#illo52weeks – June’s Illustrations

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 the weekly illustration challenge to participate in. Week 22: Childhood As a child, my siblings and I had two rather amorous […]

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#illo52weeks – May’s Illustrations

Week 17: Fluffy I really enjoyed doing this illustration. I loved trying to create humourous characters in as simple a style as I could (I can get bogged down with realism and detail). Collage, copic markers, Artline pen 0.4 Week 18: Art Deco I love the style of Art Deco in buildings and furniture and […]

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#illo52 weeks – April’s Illustrations

Due to all the writing commitments I have given myself I have decided to post my illustrations for Tania McCartney’s 52 Week Illustraion Challenge as a job lot each month rather than each week. So here are my illustrations for April: Week 13: Transport Pencil sketch & Copic markers I had Easter on my mind. […]

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Why don’t you #askHAU

Recently a new Twitter hashtag has started called #askHAU. This is a great opportunity for children’s writers of all levels to ask editors/publishers at Hachette Australia questions about the writing trade, how to get published, what the editors are looking for, etc…. This is too good an opportunity to miss and yesterday I participated because […]

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