So excited to receive foreign editions of this cute little board book and decal set I worked on, Goodnight Woods. Published by The Five Mile Press and out in Australia in August.
I got to work with the lovely Life is Peachy on another milestone set – Jackie’s beautiful graphic design worked so well with my watercolour illustrations. Thanks Jackie!
I’ve been very disciplined at making sure I do at least one drawing each week for the ’52 Week Illustration Challenge. It’s been a great way to experiment with media, and without some sort of theme I often get stuck on ideas – so loved the weekly prompt to kick me off. Here is a collection from the past few weeks…
A long, long term dream has been to create children’s books, and much to my excitement, the past year has been the beginnings of this – I’ve been working with several publishers on some picture books and board books, hurrah!
Recently the first project was released – two board books, available through Amazon and in the U.S. through Little Bee Books (although sadly not Australia at this stage). Written with my friend Jo, the books are touch and feel for little ones, and were much fun to create. More to come!
I got a lovely email from Julie Foxall of Kids and Pigs who runs some amazing workshops for kids creating art. For their 10-12 year old watercolour class they took a couple of my works for inspiration and the results really made my day. Thanks so much for sharing Julie! You can see the full post here.
Jess, age 34:
Being the new year and all, I thought it was time to experiment with some new mediums after “the year of the watercolour” in 2013. I’ve been working with digital “paper cuts” of acrylic paint textures, and creating some kids prints which has been fun! More to come… Oh, and I’ve finally set up a store here to share the latest prints and other bits and bobs (way more to be added soon).