I went to see the fantastic Look! exhibition at the State Library -- and it's worth the trip into the city just to spend some time in that gorgeous building.
The exhibit was fantastic too of course, with original artwork by more than 40 Australian illustrators, including some of my favourites, below.
Anna Walker, Big Red Bus
Ron Brooks, Fox
(bought a copy of this, finally!)
Alison Lester, Are We There Yet?
Leigh Hobbs, Old Tom
It was a really fun day. I went with my friend Jody Pratt (and her daughter Abby), who is a fantastic illustrator/painter in her own right. I am very proud to own her beautiful hooty piece below. You should check out her stuff!
And speaking of Leigh Hobbs, lookie here!: (click to enlarge)
Me & Leigh on the cover of the Victorian Writer's Centre mag! Hee hee. They did an article on lil ol me and Anne Mangan, the author of the picture book I illustrated, True Blue Santa. We got a full double page spread! It's about creating a picture book from both author and illustrator's perspectives, with Anne's viewpoint on the left and mine on the right.
Neato! Thanks VWC!