Friday, April 26, 2019

Kitty in the City

So exciting to see a book I illustrated released!! Bennie Bear's Dream is now available to buy on Amazon. The illustrations were done in watercolor and inks and everyone seems to love the book!

Bennie Bear has a simple dream…all he wants is a child to love him. Even though other bears think it may never happen, Bennie never gives up. This lovable bear is full of happiness and positive energy, and readers will instantly bond with him, cheer him on and understand the importance of perseverance and love. 

Well as you know I have a cat called Mouse. Who is my muse and even has her own Instagram. Look no fashionable kitty these days is without her own personal instagram. Mouse is an influencer, a mover and a shaker. She is also quite unique. Even though she is quite curious, she has never caught an animal. Yes I have seen her chasing bunnies in the yard. I have seen her chasing squirrels in the yard. I even saw a squirrel chase her up the electrical pole. But she is hopelessly slow in catching anything, maybe her mom never taught her. In any case, all the critters in our yard know they can breathe a huge sigh of relief!

So sooner or later it had to happen. I wrote a children's book about Mouse. It is called Kitty in the City - the cat who just wanted to sing. This is partly because Mouse 'sings' an awful lot. The story is about a theatrical cat who can't stop singing in her garden, and eventually breaks free, wandering the streets of Manhattan before sneaking into a Broadway show and becoming a star!! 

Cat tested, artist approved

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Cat Lady in Training

Hi Guys!!

It's been a whirlwind summer!! I got a new cat called Mouse who I adore and I want to get more only hubby says no (for the moment)! But I really want to be a cat lady. My little baby is a little older than a kitten but still whines in the morning for attention just like an infant. And she is also the best of frenemies with Marshmallow so piggy and cat are usually separated. Mouse is a rascal and into everything and always climbing up the curtains but I wouldn't have it any other way.

The best of frenemies

I have already painted Mouse's portrait here:

And here's one of her brother who I did not adopt although he was too cute:

She did not seem like she liked the early snowfall yesterday from this picture.

But later I could not find her and it turns out she had escaped into the winter wonderland. Oh well at least we found her before nightfall! Have you already had snow where you are? It is rather beautiful but maybe a tad too early for the white stuff.

Hurrah I am also in the Wraptious design competition so if you could vote for me that would be amazing. Just click the title beneath each image and it will take you to the Wraptious site. There you must click on the blue button to register your vote. They are also available to buy as super soft vegan cushions.

Is anyone else taking part? Let me know.

Green Peacock

Which one is your favorite?

To round out my post here are my Friendly Fill-Ins:

1. I can't wait to have crescent rolls at Thanksgiving

2. I am thankful for my little cat Mouse.

3. When it comes to pie, pumpkin pie smothered in whipped cream wins hands down!

4. A feast is not a feast without a giant spiral cut ham.

Happy Creating peeps

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Friday, March 16, 2018

March Meet the Maker

Hi Guys!

Is anyone else doing March Meet the Maker? It is meant to be a series of prompts where people post about various aspects of their creative lives onto instagram. I must admit I have not followed the prompts and just did this one about me. Hope it gives you an insight into my zany mind!! I am over at if you fancy following moi. I promise to follow you back.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Cute book about the rainforest is published

It is fun to see the book I illustrated titled 'An Unexpected Encounter' published by Crees. Crees is a non-profit organization that runs important conservation and sustainable community development initiatives in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. Their aim is to create a sustainable future for the Amazon rainforest through conservation research and community education.

The book follows the character of ABUN as she discovers many wonderful creatures in the rainforest and even encounters a new species of frog!

Here's a video of one of the illustrations in progress:

You can find more info about the book over at the Crees facebook page. Some of the book's proceeds will go to conservation of the rainforest.

Here are more illustrations from the book. Get in touch if you would like to commission illustrations for your book.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rainforest magic

Working on a children's illustration about a girl who has adventures in a magical rainforest with all sorts of gorgeous critters.

Here is the latest one:

Have a great summer!! Although it is way too hot in Baltimore at the moment at 100 degrees F.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do you believe in unicorns?

I have been splashing about with my watercolors. I do so love unicorns so I created this magical rainbow creature with plenty of drips and sploshes and yes of course I go it all over my clothes! I believe unicorns exist....and hope to meet one one day!

Unicorn Splash prints can be bought in my Etsy shop.

I also created this Father's Day card available here....I wonder if there are any little girls who actually love daddy more than unicorns? If so this is the card for them.

Whatever you do....keep believing in unicorns, they are the symbol of joy and have a magical ability we all have to transform our lives!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Who's gonna win the Eurovision?

You remember how they had that octopus who predicted who would win the World Cup?  Well there's a new double act in town who can predict with the best.

Well you know how the Eurovision Song Contest is on this weekend?? Well I consulted my two piggies who listened to all the entries together.

The Music Feels Better with You

And after much deliberation they have predicted


I must say I agree with them. Italy's song is hard to beat. It even has a dancing gorilla.

Who do you think should win the Eurovision? And I understand that there are people who have no interest in it but I still get excited about it.

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