Friday, 9 November 2012

Featured artist

Just over a year ago I discovered this wonderful society called The Society of Children's Book Writers an Illustrators. An international group with local groups or members based throughout the UK. I looked into what they do and the support they offer and thought  I'd sign up, I had a few doubts at the cost as I am running on a tight budget, but took the risk.

Well what an amazing year it has been! I have met some amazing writers and illustrators that are all so passionate about their craft. They have inspired me, guided me and educated me and given me faith i myself and what I do and can achieve.

Every year they have an annual conference, I couldn't go last year sadly, but they run competitions for both the writers and artists. Last year was to design a book plate..for those not in the know it is the piece inside the book cover that says something like 'this book belongs to....' Well one of mine was selected as a winner!
They are being printed and sold at this years conference in Winchester at the end of this month.
These were my designs, the Dragon won it!

Part of the prize is copies of the bookplate and also to be featured artist on the SCBWI page, a great honor....

this is the page, read away and I hope you enjoy.

So all I can say is that the membership cost has been worth EVERY penny, so much that I carried on my membership again this year and will continue to do so, I am also going to the conference this year to meet in person some of the wonderful people I have been in contact with over the last year via the society and their Facebook page and the Ning. Can't wait! going with folio and notebook/ sketch book in hand as I know there will be so much going on and so much to learn.


  1. Just had a peek on your featured illustrator slot - I just love your character studies and 'Mo and Po head home'

  2. Thank you Anna, hoping to do more on Mo and Po very soon!