some thumbnails of my illustrations

some thumbnails of my illustrations
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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A young Dragon for World Book Day....

All week this week at my eldest imp's school they are doing lots of book and story related activities for World Book Day which is on the 3rd of March.
Today they all got to go to school dressed as a character from their favourite book, and Elora chose 'Tell Me a Dragon' by Jackie Morris, a book both my imps enjoy immensely... they love imagining their own wild dragonkind and pore endlessly over the endpapers which are completely filled with wonderfully coloured Dragon's eggs of all shapes and sizes, all in various stages of hatching out!

We've got lots of Jackie's books and I enjoy them as much as the children do... in fact it was discovering Jackie's books that first inspired me to find the Children's Illustration courses that have got me started in the direction I want to go.
It was also Jackie that inspired me to start this blog... I know lots of you already visit hers which is here at Drawing a Line in Time

Elora made her costume with a little help from Grandma after school yesterday, so I got a very Dragony surprise when I arrived to pick to the children up after work! As you can see she's a rather mischevious young hatchling! But luckily she hasn't got the hang of fire breathing just yet...

She's got a good roar though!!

She's requested melted gold for breakfast which is apparently what Dragons of her kind drink... Hmmm might be a bit expensive raising a young Dragon hatchling I fear!!


  1. Fabulous! The first thing I thought of before scrolling down and reading your blog was that the costume reminded me of Jackie Morris, so it was obviously spot on. Melted gold huh? It looks like you're going to have to root around in your cupboards for a spare tin of syrup. Go hatchling!

  2. What a wonderful costume, perfectly suited to a wee mischevious dragon! Hope she has great fun. I love Jackie's work to, beautiful & i agree the costume does indeed look inspired by her work!

  3. SO gorgeous! The Dragoon Brood look so fierce, but terribly cute!

    I am inspired to get busy with the sewing machine after seeing these costumes for the forthcoming Medieval Fayre (I will be demonstrating as a Scribe there).

    Off to look at more of your blog,



  4. It looks like there is never a dull moment at your house, the costume is great. Brings back memories of my teaching days and Book week.
    I can see you have been busy at your life class, it is funny how we have favourite tools, always reach for the same one.
    Glad you are enjoying my work, it is always nice to find your comments, thank you.

  5. I can see that a great deal of effort has gone into both the costume and the event. I think you have all earned a cup of gold!

  6. So sweet - no - so FIERCE, obviously! Lovely costume.

    And you won a copy of West of the Moon! Thanks for joining in and helping the tour... I do hope you'll like it!

    All best,

  7. Ooh thanks Katherine! I've never won anything before! I think the tours been a great idea... I've really enjoyed following around and reading all the different interviews... I'm really chuffed to win the book!


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