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!


  1. Eek, jealous! It looks great up there. Maybe you could plot the places you've visited with little dry-erase marker dots on the glass, or those tiny sucker darts.
    I don't think I could bear to stick pins in it either!

  2. I was considering tiny stickers! I do want to show off all my adventures haha. I think it's interesting (and a bit of a shame) that I can't bring myself to display it in the way it was intended. I guess it's just the mentality that it's precious! I think it's one of the most valuable things I own!

  3. This is amazing! I don't think I could bear to stick pins in it, either.