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Singing trains

Last week was a busy one. My trip to Edinburgh was great. It was beautiful weather up there: clear and crisp, and slanting low light around every corner. I visited my publisher’s office and met my editor properly for the … Continue reading

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ECA Degree Show 2015

I’m just back from a fleeting visit to Edinburgh for a meeting and while I was there I popped in to the degree show at the college of art. This year’s illustration graduates are a talented bunch and there was … Continue reading

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Picture Hooks Conference 2014

This weekend I went along to a conference about children’s picture books, called Picture Hooks. You might remember that I went to their inaugural conference a couple of years ago (read about it here). It was held at Edinburgh College … Continue reading

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Roxburghe Art Competition

I very nearly entered an art competition recently. I know! I said I never would again, but this one was very tempting. It was a lovely brief: “Budding artists of all ages are being invited to illustrate a subject of … Continue reading

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D&AD set up

This morning I got up bright and early to travel across London to set up the D&AD show at Spitalfields Market. I thought it was highly amusing that I was travelling on the Tube carrying a cardboard tube. My comic … Continue reading

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Haring along

In the late part of this afternoon, on our way home from visiting friends, Little Owl and I encountered a hare on the road. He bounded out of an open gateway in the hedgerow before turning to gallop along beside … Continue reading

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That’s all folks

Yesterday we dismantled the degree show at college. It came down a lot quicker than it went up. As a last little reminder I’ve put up a picture from my fellow illustrator, Maisie Shearing’s stand. This is a beautiful model … Continue reading

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Rituals and results

I love the rituals of warm summer evenings. In the garden I visit all my little plants with the watering can, taking my time to congratulate myself on a new leaf or occasionally console myself over a loss. Green shoots … Continue reading

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Done

At four o’clock yesterday afternoon we were asked to leave the illustration studio and the door was locked behind us. We all stood in the corridor like a load of sheep not knowing what to do with ourselves. Then from … Continue reading

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Day 2…

There were tears today…lots and lots of tears from lots of tired final year students. Come on everyone – we can do it!

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