new beginnings

new beginnings

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New schools and back to school. School shoes, PE kits and pencil cases – nerves and excitement. From tiny tots to the friends with children off to university (note we do not use the words ‘leaving home’, as leaving and home are not nice words together; I prefer ‘using a different bathroom for a bit’).

It makes September more like spring really, with new shoots and fresh starts.

I’ve been thinking about all of these huge steps forward and new beginnings for lots of families this week, and wish everyone the absolute VERY best of luck.

Me, I don’t go anywhere. I’m here at my desk as I always am. A wonderful manuscript has arrived and today I’m drawing the expression on somebody’s face as they experience the bubbles in fizzy lemonade for the first time.

Which is an adventure in itself.

 

 

illustrators for War Child

illustrators for War Child

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Fabulous artwork by many different illustrators up for auction, raising money for War Child. It’s a really good cause. So do have a browse here, grab your purse and be a busy bidder…

My illustration is from Dixie O’Day and the Great Diamond Robbery and shows Dixie and Percy off on their hols at the Hotel Splendide in Brightsea – and Percy losing his heart to Peaches Miaow!

 

 

on holiday

on holiday

 

And now, like Dixie and Percy, I’m on holiday too.
Wishing you all a very lovely summer, and looking forward to catching up with everybody’s news at the end of August!
XX

 

 

Dixie and Percy in Brightsea!

Dixie and Percy in Brightsea!

to celebrate the Great Diamond Robbery – a few snaps from their photo album…

 

 

 

So nice to have a picnic on the beach…

 

 

so annoying when, in a Gulliver’s Travels moment, a giant turns up

 

 

and helps themselves to your teacakes.