It’s been a difficult week and one that has really shown me a reality of continuing my job with the twins on the scene. They’ve been sick on and off for well over a month now (a mixture of the one-year innoculations, child care and who-knows-what-else). Poor little guys. I’ve been used to working with [...]
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Jodi Wiley has been running a blog for a while but this year she’s stepped it up with a post a day. Yep she’s crazy. She’s filling it with all sorts of creatively inspirational things. It’s well worth checking out! And she did me the honour of interviewing me… you can check out the post [...]
It’s a little hard to talk about the year to come although I feel very excited… because things aren’t pinned down yet. One thing that is is a series of covers I’m doing for a fantasy novel trilogy. I’m working on the roughs right now and trying out all sorts of ideas. I love reading [...]
I’m writing at a cafe with red lacquered doors, in the sunshine with my right foot jiggling the pram. It’s beautiful!
Last year I had the utmost pleasure to create the covers for a brilliant trilogy by the divine Celine Kiernan. You can tell I’m happy about that! It was a big undertaking and it was my decision to go all-out in their design and style to really shoot for something memorable that would also engage [...]
So, it feels like time for a bit of an update while I wait for these lads of mine to arrive. Last year wound up much faster than I expected. There were some very exciting projects that I was all set to do – a possible library mural, a book with Penguin and finishing off [...]
Here’s one of my favourite character sketches of all time – it was for My Boots in Season which came out this… no! last year. Well, there we go. Happy New Year! What did you do? I sat quietly at home and dodged the heat. Waaay too hot in Melbourne that day with a score [...]
This weekend is market time again at the Convent. It’s spring and the grounds will be bursting back into life with every passing week. I’m looking forward to looking out the window at that magnificent tree! We have our usual spot to the back of the courtyard and, in the spirit of new beginnings, I [...]
What is it about little things?? My favourite books as a kid were the smallest ones I could find. The Beatrix Potter series were excellent, a books called Paddy’s New Hat was brilliant, but the crappy little thumb-sized books we once got in a Christmas cracker were best. From memory the stories weren’t good and [...]
A little character that popped out tonight… Drawn in the lounge near the heater (winter is definitely here), 9pm on Monday 21st June 2010. She reminds me… I must see the Tim Burton exhibition soon. Anyone been?