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A busy few months.

Its been such a busy few months that I haven’t had time to think let alone write but I thought that book week was the perfect opportunity to let you all know what I have been up to. Let me start at the beginning. My first ever book launch! It was a fabulous day with loads of kids (and adults) fascinated at seeing the original illustrations from Starring Walter Pigeon. There were give aways and colouring pages but most importantly, to complete the movie going experience everyone got to snack on some popcorn and fantails.

 

 

After that fun but exhausting day came a visit to the local bookshop for some book signings and an interview which you can read here (might need to scroll a bit). Then it was off for some super fun school visits.

 

 

Not having done a school visit before I decided it would be good practice to attend my own children’s school. I’m already part of the furniture there, so felt right at home. After a reading to the special unit and kinder kids, it was onto the older kids who were also treated to a drawing class. I was surprised how much they loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So now confident that I knew what I was doing I headed out to visit some other schools. This was when I realised that compared to others, my school was relatively small. Not one to shy away from a crowd I got to work.

 

 

 

Finally with  a break before a few more school visits it was back home to make some book week costumes for my girls. 

 

 

That’s all for now. I’m off to the studio to work on my portfolio  for the SCBWI ACT conference in two weeks.  Be back soon with a full report.

Dont forget if you would like a copy of Starring Walter Pigeon you can find it here.

 

 

Official Launch

Before the fun of visiting schools begins I have organised an official launch of my new picture book.
On the 25th June you will find me in my usual place at the River and Wren markets in Wagga Wagga. Surrounded by like minded creators, I thought this would be the perfect place to introduce Walter into the world. There will be a selection of original illustrations on display as well as some fun stuff for the kids. For more information visit my facebook page.

Its finally here!

 

The day has finally arrived. Upon returning home for the day I found a very exciting package on my doorstep. It was my advanced copy of my first ever picture book, “Starring Walter Pigeon”. Its been a long time coming and I am so excited to finally hold a copy in my hands. Cannot wait to share it with you, but for now the cover will have to do.

Open Studio

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Its getting closer to Christmas and my illustrations are finished for my first ever picture book(due out nest year) so What better time to open up my studio to the public. From 10-3 on October 29th I will throw the doors open. Inside you will not only find a whole range of original art but a huge bunch of fun stuff. The perfect unique gift. Come by and say hi. Click here for more information.

Artist in Residence

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In July this year I had the pleasure of being the artist in residence for the Coolamon Up2Date Art exhibition. Had a wonderful time on opening weekend talking with everyone while doing a bit of food illustration.

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Earlier in the week I got to spend the day with the wonderful students from Coolamon Public School, learning all sorts of watercolour techniques. It was a great fun and I must thank Coolamon Public for giving me such a great opportunity.

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Winner winner chicken dinner!

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The Five Mile Press have announced me as the 2015 illustration prize winner. WOO HOO! Read more about it here.