Monday 30 November 2009

Our England is a garden full of stately views...and avenues...peacocks strutting by...

This image is inspired by Alan Titchmarsh's comment page at the back of BBC Gardener's World magazine! He has used quotes from Kipling to expand on his love of avenues of beech trees. I loved the idea of morphing peacocks and beech trees.

AOI Images34 book

I was thrilled to find my fox image has been accepted for publication in the AOI Images 34 book next year. Here is the image.

Mousey and the Red-Eyed Monster

I have been reworking my Mousey And the Scary Climate Monster story in the light of comments from others at SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers And Illustrators) - which has been very helpful. Here is the revised storyboard. The monster is less literal and more is left to the imagination with him. Also, there is more about Mousey at the beginning.

The Enormous Crocodile

Another double-page spread completed! Also more tweakings to mugglewump and background.

I have re-vamped my website, too, using iweb. This is very user-friendly, although the options are fewer than those in Dreamweaver, and the download time is longer than my previous website (although this may also be because I've put in larger images this time!).

The Fox the Crow & the Smelly Old Cheese

I have been working on a storyboard based on one of Aesop's Fables and have completed a colour double-page spread.