Myths and Magic

It’s my middle child’s birthday this week and she’s mad for chameleons at the moment so I was inspired to combine the ‘52 week illustration challenge‘ with something to do with chameleons. According to African Mythology a chameleon discovered the first tiny humans in a basket by a river. I thought he probably found them pretty funny looking.

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And here is a little bit of magic

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Thumb Blister!

The 52 Week Illustration Challenge continues! I’m enjoying it so much and my books of pop-ups are growing every week. This is Week 29 ‘Love’   Week 3 ‘Retro’ The inspiration for this was 50s dress pattern covers. i’m not sure it’s very successful because it was hurried a bit. …

Pop Pop Pop

Rather than being able to document our busy lives this week, it got too busy. We’ve had a birthday, animal births, animal rescue, toe surgery, life changing decisions and a school concert. And a general election! I’m trying to catch my breath!  Here are the pop-ups I’ve done. Now I …

Two more pop-ups

I do get real work done sometimes, honestly. Here are two more pop-ups. I’m so determined to get this thing completed even though it doesn’t seem possible in the time I have. This one of us all on the couch was rushed.  D’ looks like a podgy old man and …

In the garden

Spring has arrived in glorious Melbourne and we’re all feeling very very lucky and happy to live here. So the next pop-up features the family in the garden. My husband just adores spending time in his garden and last weekend he planted a tree that will take about 15 years …

Pop-up Bicycles

Still going strong with the pop-up visual diary. There’s nothing better than a turn in the weather. Just a few degrees warmer to let you know that Spring has arrived. Our youngest girl got a new bike for her eighth birthday earlier this year and has hardly had a chance …

Next…

Here’s the next instalment of my pop-up diary. Now I have the joy of an afternoon with my receipt box to get ready for the accountant tomorrow. Urgh… On a cheerier note though, I’ve just heard that ‘Five Little Platypuses’ has gone to print. Can’t wait to see the hard …

Pop-up Joy!

Several weeks ago I signed up to do The Sketchbook Project as I was really excited that it was coming to Melbourne for the first time. Last time I did this project I didn’t organise myself and submitted a dismal piece, so I’m doing it properly this time and decided …