WASPS Open Studios

On October 3 and 4, we’ll throw open our doors so you can see where we work and what we’ve been doing.

This is your annual chance to visit me in my lair, see the new miniature paintings and decorated mirrors I am working on and learn about some exciting news.

I am also delighted to […]

By |September 28th, 2009|Events, My Current Projects|Comments Off on WASPS Open Studios

Art For Hearts

I’m supporting this good cause.

I have just finished an acrylic painting for a charitable online auction to be held in aid of research by the transplant unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital. You can see it and other artists’ submissions on the Art for Hearts blog – and I’ll let you know […]

By |September 24th, 2009|Events, My Current Projects|Comments Off on Art For Hearts

Book Illustration Fan Sites #2

Prancing knights, geometric landscapes – I absolutely love this blog.

Thank heavens for people who are passionate enough about book arts and illustration to scan pages and pages of historic book plates and put them up on the web. If I ever need inspiration, BibliOdyssey is one of my first ports of call.

A […]

By |September 9th, 2009|Inspirations|Comments Off on Book Illustration Fan Sites #2

Perthshire Open Studios

Get thee to the country this weekend!

It finally seems to have stopped raining in Scotland for more than five minutes. People ventured out in t-shirts today and realised that over the past rain-sodden month, summer had departed with nary a look over its shoulder.

It ain’t that warm, despite the sun. Still, it’s pretty […]

By |September 9th, 2009|Events, Inspirations|Comments Off on Perthshire Open Studios

The Lost O

In Which I Am Happily Reunited With My Letterform

You may remember this previous post about the Burns Banner that was in the process of being created. The team behind it duly led a workshop here at the WASPS Factory and resident artists created a whole array of fantastic letterforms. None of us knew […]

By |September 7th, 2009|Events, Inspirations|Comments Off on The Lost O

Jane Yolen in Edinburgh

Your chance to participate in a picture book workshop with the award-winning American author of over 300 books.

The Scottish branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has let me know that Jane Yolen will be leading an all-day workshop about children’s picture books on Sunday, October 4, from 9am […]

By |September 1st, 2009|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on Jane Yolen in Edinburgh