Monday 21 January 2013

Hug Your Buds

That's right! It's National Hugging Day! So grab all those people who make life just that little bit better, and give 'em a squeeze.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

You And Me The Royal We, Oliver Jeffers and world maps.

Happy New Year guys!

It's been a couple of weeks since delving back into my freelance work - I spent a lot of the Christmas break by the sea and in the forests, so my inspiration bucket was re-filled.  It's certainly been busy so far though! I'm working on two new kid's books at the moment, which will be out later this year.

 In other news, last week I FINALLY managed to get a frame for this signed Oliver Jeffers / You & Me The Royal We print I won a year or so back.  You might be thinking 'What the hell? Why didn't that beaut go up months ago?!' well, calm your boots, I've had a lot on my plate and a distinct lack of wall and huge frame availability (not to mention for a while I was living in a room that didn't even have windows!). It's up now and looking gorgeous. I'm a lucky lady!

It came with a little box of 102 pins to plot the places you've been and your next geographical conquests (I have lots of plans).  I think you're supposed to hang it up with the bulldog clips that came with it, but I have to say I'm a bit of a messy and/or clumsy person (especially with cups of tea and splashy paint in the mix) and I didn't want to wreck it, hence the frame.

I'm a long-time fan of Oliver Jeffers' work, and, y'know, planet earth - so this is ace to have up in my living room.  I'm going to ace the geography questions in pub quizzes.

Check out the You & Me The Royal We website to find out more about the creators Oliver Jeffers, Mac Premo and Aaron Ruff (and there's loads of great stuff on there). @YouMeTheRoyalWe

...and I'll speak to you soon! Lots of new illustrations in the mix, keep in touch!