Children’s Books Ireland Conference 2018 – Visual Notes

This year the Children's Books Ireland was incredible, as usual! It happened at the beautiful Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin and as it is with anything that Children's Books Ireland does, the whole experience was amazing. Peter Brown, Louise O'Neill, M.G. Leonard, Lydia Monks, Abi Elphinstone, and Steven Lenton were just [...]

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Children’s Books Ireland Conference 2017

I'm always delighted to come along to the fantastic weekend-long Children's Books Ireland Conference. CBI is the National Children's Books Organisation of Ireland and as such it has the mission to make books central to every child's life as well as supporting and celebrating excellent authors and illustrators, so it's no [...]

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Personalised portraits

I love making personalised art and the personal portraits I create are, by far, the most fun.   A lot of people wonder how they can get one so this post explains how my work process is: 1) Meet the family! Firstly I need to “meet” who I will be [...]

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