Friday, 22 June 2018

Bolton mug samples




Tuesday, 29 May 2018

More on Outdoor Trail, NT Quarry Bank Mill

Here's the final leaflet for the super Outdoor Trail at National Trust site, Quarry Bank Mill, put together using my illustrations and map.  Love the lettering!




Monday, 30 April 2018

Outdoor Play Trail, Quarry Bank Mill, National Trust

Thrilled to illustrate an outdoor children's play trail for Quarry Bank Mill National Trust site in Cheshire earlier this year. The suggested activities include den-building, stick trails, matching colours to plants, pooh sticks, identifying leaves and listening out for particular sounds.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Illustrations for Stories2Connect


Sequence for 'The Serious Business of Hiding the Ball', Stories2Connect
original b&w version
Thrilled to see my illustrations for The Serious Business of Hiding the Ball', part of Stories2Connect Project, are now online. These stories will also be part of a phygital project, where digital stories will be put into physical projects.
see http://stories2connect.org/our-stories-2/the-serious-business-of-hiding-a-ball/

Here is the blurb about the story:-
The Serious Business of Hiding a Ball was co-created by young people and the author, Amy Lee Tempest, using ‘story-making dice’ designed by the Stories2Connect project team. The story features a dog called Baxter who dreams of becoming an astro-physicist but feels anxious about his first day at school. Baxter has a special ball that helps him to cope when he is feeling nervous. In fact, his ball is his world, but Baxter is worried that the other dogs at school might not understand. On his way to school Baxter meets a new friend who helps him to realise that the solution to his problem was right under his nose all along…
This story was illustrated by Anna Violet and is aimed at young children and families. The story is especially relevant for children and young people who sometimes struggle to cope with change or new situations.


Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Fox the Crow and the Cheese (Aesops)

Some new illustrations using the original text from Aesops.
1. A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of
cheese in its beak and settle on the branch of a tree


2. "That's for me as I am Fox," said Master Reynard
as he walked to the foot of the tree.
"Good day Mistress Crow," he cried.



Sketch (Anna Violet)
The Crow lifted her head and began to CAW her best,
but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of
cheese FELL to the ground...

sketch (Anna Violet)
"Do not trust flatterers!"

Friday, 22 December 2017

Thursday, 30 November 2017