down the rabbit hole in Essex Libraries!

For me next week will bring three out of four eagerly awaited library workshops. I am venturing across the border from Cambridgeshire to Essex to make Cheshire Cats with the children of Witham, Basildon and Maldon!

Essex Libraries are being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to hold a number of workshops around the county celebrating 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I am extremely lucky to be one of the artists chosen to give workshops on the theme “Down the Rabbit Hole” – my muse will be a disappearing collaged Cheshire Cat!

It would make an illustrator happy if and your children would like to come and make Cheshire Cats with me next week at Witham, Basildon or Maldon, or on the 14th November at Saffron Walden! All the dates and contact numbers are below – I look forward to seeing you there.


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witches at Ramsey Ram Jam

Witches were abroad at Ramsey Ram Jam this Saturday! By and large they were about 50cm high, made of paper, card and various sparkly things and looked a bit like Bella Donna

The children who took part in my workshops made some truly magical work and I think they were extra inspired by the previous day’s visit from Ruth Symes who is the fantastic author responsible for penning the Bella Donna series.

Ramsey Ram Jam is a super event with all sorts of workshops and talks from authors and illustrators who this year as well as myself included: Matt Brown, Nicola Killen, Lizzie Finlay, Steve Antony and Helen Moss. Thanks to all the children and parents who came along and the library staff and volunteers who make Ramsey Ram Jam a wonderful event for us all to be a part of. Below are some of the stunning results from witch class:









I noticed these little guys on my bookshelf so I took a surreptitious snap. I think they were just having a chat, or perhaps a book group?

a month of monsters

It’s October and that means it’s almost Halloween and THAT means I’m allowed to draw monsters as much I like – brilliant! Here’s the first one.

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