KidLitVic 2019!

Hi all

I’ve just returned after an amazing time down in Melbourne at the annual KidLitVic Conference! More than 200 book authors and illustrators met at the Melbourne Town Hall to listen to inspiring speakers and be inspired. Subjects included, ‘What Makes Pulishers Say Yes’, The Inside Story’, and ‘The Slush Pile’ just to name a few.

My portfolio!

My portfolio!

I had the pleasure of having my portfolio in the illustrators showcase. There were amazing portfolios there and I was in awe of the variety of styles and the talent.

The conference was also attended by a huge variety of publishers- what an impressive array of speakers with a wealth of knowledge to share. I had the pleasure of meeting with Anna Solding from Midnight Sun publishing, as well as an up close and personal session with the awesome Donna Rawlins. She had very helpful tips on what to do next. I’m just about to start working on those ideas today!

Such a great day I was sorry for it to end, but must add that my head was bulging from so much information that I need time to process all that I have heard.

An incredibly huge thank you to the talented team of organisers Alison Reynolds, Coral Vas’s, Sarah Reynolds Nicky Johnson. Their dedication has done so much to promote growth for so many in the Australian children’s publishing world!

The illustrators showcase

The illustrators showcase

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Morning Flower

The weeks of Term 3 are flying by and I can't believe the first Christmas food is available in the supermarkets! Can it really be that time already?

In the studio I have been very busy working on an exciting  project I will be revealing in my next post! I have had small pockets of time for other pieces but here is one that I recently completed using watercolours and pencil. I called it 'Morning Flower as Emily is giving the flower a gentle hug. 

 

Happy day all!

watercolour, pencil

watercolour, pencil