Sometimes it’s really great to look back on past achievements to get some perspective. I started illustrating when my children were really young. The projects I’ve worked on have been really varied. I’ve illustrated almost 20 picture books. It was when I was illustrating ‘Eva’s Imagination’ that I rediscovered a real passion for pattern design. I painted the whole book in Corel Painter and in the final stages I absolutely loved playing around with the colours and adding patterns to liven up the pictures.
Looking further back though, one of the most satisfying projects I ever took part in was the Sketch Book Project. I’m not sure what possessed me to create a pop-up diary for every day of a month, but when I look back on these pictures it reminds me of the mad fun times we had when the kids were small. In business we’re told to create products that sell, follow leads make suff that’s ‘Insta-friendly’. This project didn’t do any of that, I just loved doing it….and now this little book is in the Brooklyn Art Library. My eldest has told me that when she gets to Brooklyn she’ll go and find it.