Monday 22 September 2014

Big Ears and Sticky Fingers

Big Ears and Sticky Fingers (Oxford Reading Tree, Infact level 9 non-fiction, OUP 2014) has been published this month. Great to see the map and stamps I illustrated in print version! The book has a postal theme with animal stamps from around the world, the continents cut from parcel paper and the ocean waves made up from postal marks.
map in book

animal images

Friday 12 September 2014

Featured Illustrator SCBWI (British Isles)

I'm thrilled to be featured illustrator this month with Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (scbwi) on their online magazine, Words and Pictures!
and gallery is here!featured-artist-anna-violet/cmm2
I'll have to change my blog banner to mark the occasion...

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Manchester and Salford Illustrated shop

Prints (A3 size) celebrating everyday Manchester and Salford are now available to buy online ( raise money for Wood Street Mission. My flying pig image is one of the prints for sale, shopping over a well-known street in south Manchester (

Craft sessions

Some sample creations I prepared last month for playgroup sessions, using stuff from Grumpy's scrapstore ( Pipecleaners, white stockings, foam, thread, curtain blinds, sticky-back plastic, balloon-holders, gaffa tape, string and cardboard.