Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Aussie Bush animal illustrations

Here are my illustrations for a story in A Christmas Menagerie anthology (Christmas Press 2017), 'Clever Wombat'.

Monday, 9 October 2017

SCBWI August Word of the Month - WILD!

I had fun creating this picture for the word prompt 'Wild'.  Going wild - in the wild!

Friday, 30 June 2017

SCBWI Draw This word of the month June: Splash!

I'm 'drawn' to creating pictures with water...  Here's my latest painting, a whale having fun with whale watchers - Splash!  But really, who's watching who?
Splash! Whale watching...

Monday, 28 March 2016

SCBWI Word of the Month 2016 February

The February Word Challenge was one of my favourite things - 'Dance'.

Theatre, puppets, dance - what more could you ask for!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Poetry Blog Tour Celebration

21 March 2016 is World Poetry Day and 2016 is also The School Magazine's 100 Year Anniversary!

I'm taking part in fellow poet Jackie Hosking's 'blog tour' of Australian Children's Poets who have work published in The School Magazine.

My piece, 'Drummer on the Roof', appeared in The School Magazine - Countdown Issue no.7, August 2013.

Drummer on the Roof

Clouds cluster, thunder rumbles
Clouds muster, raindrops tumble
Ping, patter, ring, ding, clatter
Sudden syncopated splatter

Matt Ottley's illustration for my poem makes me want to stay cosy and dry inside!

Rain on a tin roof creates the most amazing sound!  This is how I would have illustrated my poem:

To view the other wonderful poets taking part in the blog tour, including of course Jackie herself, visit Jackie's great site:  Pass It On.  The diversity in both poetry and accompanying illustrations is inspiring.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

'Poem Dressing' with Jackie Hosking

Fellow writer Jackie Hosking has put out a wonderful request for images from illustrators to 'dress' her poetry.  I chose her poem 'Seaside Sounds' and came up with this image.

Monday, 26 October 2015

SCBWI November word of the month

'Reflection' was the prompt word and my inquisitive ladybird is intrigued by some liquid mirrors...