I'm very excited to have been accepted to the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature later this month. It should be a wonderful opportunity to meet with local industry people and expand my network
The Annual SCBWI Conference in NY was lots of fun - so energising to listen to inspiring speakers, make new friends and some local contacts - especially since I only live 4 hours away now!
This is my 2nd year creating an illustrated Christmas advent calendar. This year I focused on Winter animals having fun!
I hope you had lots of fun during whatever holidays you celebrate, and on and on into the New Year....
I've moved from Australia to Providence, RI! It's great to be back Stateside again.
My latest book Something Very Sad Happened, Published by Magination Press, has just been released. A very sensitive and sad book, but wonderful to work on nonetheless.
It's time to share the love and have some of my artworks find new homes at bargain prices. Don't miss out! Sign up to my newsletter by May 6 for a head start or check me out on Facebook on May 11 for the super secret sale url.
Another edition of Mummy You're Special To Me released in Australia, just time for Mother's Day - this time as a board book for the littlest fingers. It's such a lovely size!
This book with accompanying CD (words and music by Jay Laga'aia) has just been released, luckily in time for Easter ;-) It's a real egg hunt adventure, with a definite twist at the end!
I am so terribly excited to have been awarded a 2-week fellowship at Varuna, The Writer's House. I will have dedicated time to polish off some picture book manuscripts which have been hanging around my desk for way too long!
I'm conducting several artist-in-residence sessions at Broadmeadows Valley Primary School this month where I'm focussing on character design of monsters with P-5's. One word: FUN.
A letter in the mail today confirmed that Mummy You're Special To Me will be released in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malyasia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam! Hooray!
I am so pleased to start working on a new book for Magination Press, due for release August 2016. It will be a tricky one (about explaining death to 2-4 year olds) but I am up for the challenge!
I am totally thrilled to announce that I am now represented by Astound Artist Reps, based in New York and London. They will be handling all of my commissions outside of Australia.
I'll be presenting a 2 hour workshop for educators on the literacy of picture books. We'll be discussing the elements of an illustration, and the interplay of words and pictures among other things. Looking forward to it.
I'll be doing another presentation as Books In Homes Ambassador, this time for a whole school assembly.
I'm thrilled to be representing IA at Melbourne's best Graphic Arts Expo, Supergraph. I'll be doing some live painting as well as some portfolio reviews so it should be fun!
I’m very proud that the app I animated has been released. It’s wonderful edutainment geared at children heading off to school for the first time. Please have a look!
My art will be featured in this 2-day art event ‘without the white walls’ in the Melbourne CBD. Fun!
I'll be speaking at the end of year SCBWI meeting about the dream and journey of becoming a children's book illustrator
I am very excited to be asked to be a Books In Homes role model and will be conducting my first school visit!
I'm taking part in my first Artist's Market! Come along to the Convent and pick up some unique gifts for those you love.
Great news that my illustrations featured in this exhibition which started out in Rieti, Italy will be travelling to Terni and Assisi as well!
Apparently the kids at KOALA Kids have already read Mummy You're Special To Me so I can't wait to get my hands dirty with these special kids!