I have recently published my first picture book ( A Wonderful Thing to Win) on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. I really enjoyed working on this illustration where the bright blue balloon is “floating on its own next to the moon”. Thought I would share it with you all.
I have recently published my first picture book entitled A Wonderful Thing to Win. The whole process was exciting and challenging. It felt like everyday I had butterflies in my stomach.
Once the story was written I realised very quickly that a children’s story needs illustrations. When I first challenged myself to illustrate the book I had a very definite starting point – to draw or design Owen and Carson.
This week I have been looking through some of the first illustrations and designs. I used graph paper and pencil to play around with shapes and styles, and boy were there a lot of them!
Here are a few below.
It was a great feeling to finally settle on a design/ style for Owen & Carson’s Bright Blue Balloon. At this point it felt like the journey had finally begun.
I have always hoped to be a writer and have always loved writing poetry and stories. In recent years (after becoming a Mum) I have been immersed in a world of creativity and imagination where anything is possible. We go on daily adventures through imaginative play (to the land of dinosaurs or to the moon) and children’s literature (some books are copies I have from childhood and others are on our kindle e-reader). The sky is the limit and it is amazing to have the opportunity to revisit childhood and just imagine, be anything you want to be, tap into your creativity.
About a year ago I started writing a story inspired by my boys entitled A Wonderful Thing to Win It’s been a great adventure writing and illustrating this book and I am so excited to announce its now available exclusively on Amazon kindle and Kindle Unlimited (in all Amazon stores) [ search for ASIN B07GCPJ3FQ]