Website is live and book is released!

Well it's a pretty exciting day for me as my brand-spanking-new-crying-with-joy-website has finally sprung into the cyberworld, along with the release of my latest book-baby.

Please check out my new website at the same ol good address of

it's got a fresh new look, lots of new work, links, behind the scenes peeks and all sortsa good stuff. I'd love to hear what you think of it, if you'd like to come back here to comment, or on Facebook or twitter.

Along with the new work on the site is my latest picture book through Scholastic Australia: 'Mummy You're Special To Me'

This is indeed a very special book to me because I was working on it while celebrating my first year (and Mother's Day) as a mum. Each page opening is of a different baby animal with their mum. It was really one of those dream-come-true books that came at exactly the right time in my life. I was able to pour so much motherly emotion into it (even on very little sleep sometimes!) and this book will always be dear to my heart.

I'll be having a book launch for it at the Hill of Content Bookshop in Melbourne in May, (curiously, just in time for Mother's Day, imagine that) and then some of the illustrations will be exhibited at the Hunt Club Gallery in Deer Park as well as back at the HoC later in the year. So stay tuned for details on those!

I really hope you like both the website and the book. I've worked hard on both of them. Really I have! It's no joke, even though it's April Fool's Day! (also the day my parents got married. Fitting somehow...)

Illustration Friday : Gesture

Well, this is illustration with a twist.

Click to see him run!!

This is a what I did for the State of Design Festival running officially from July 20-31 here in Melbourne.

It is a little light box with the animation (run little wabbit!) and a wolf making a menacing gesture.  (Boy I really have it in for rabbits lately, don't I?)

This is currently in the window of the Hill of Content Bookshop, along with 11 other beautiful animating lightboxes. Quite a sight at night! :-)

footage by Sonia Kretschmar

It was fun getting back into some animation, which I did at my first 'real' job out of university, at ImageBuilder Software in Portland, OR (now defunct, sadly).