(Some days I look like this)
And some days I look like this!
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO START YOUR DREAMS
I can say that because I am sitting on the top of the age hill about to ascend down the other side.
I live in a rural setting, yes that means when you look out my kitchen window you see cows. The far south coast of Australia is my home. I live with my patient husband and two creative children. They keep me in the kid zone.
We are owned by three working dogs, who are out numbered by four lazy and rude cats. We don’t talk about our five despicable chickens. But being surrounded by dairy cattle has its perks, they have better manners as neighbours sometimes. The closest town is famous for its CHEESE. I love Cheese.
THE DREAM: To create, illustrate and write happy, quirky and memorable stories for children. To find an agent/publisher who can see my potential as a writer and illustrator as I grow and learn. Having said that I am raising the funds to print my first picture book so I may go down the self-published road after all.
INSPIRATION: I take my inspiration from the world around me I try to think outside the square and never forget what it was like to be a child. My two almost teens help me to stay focused on what is humorous to children.
GIFTS: Able to see the silly side to life and capture the moments by writing them into my stories. With a background in graphic design, art is my life.
FAVOURITE KIDS AUTHOR for 2017 STILL Aaron Blabey
Favourite picture book right now Pirhanas Don’t eat Banana’s
Other trivial Bits about ME
AGE: A very well seasoned duck. Remember Im slightly over the hill.
BIRTHDAY: Some time in october.
EXACT LOCATION: Near Mumbulla Mountain (google that…. just for fun)
FAVOURITE SNACK: Twisties or anything salty, trying to curb those bad habits.
FAVOURITE MEDIUM: Soft Derwent pencils, illustrator Pin pens and Posca paint pens.
SECRETS: Im a bird nerd. I love to watch birds and sketch them, especially Raven’s.
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: Graphic Designer, my dreams as a child of opening a lolly shop never quite happened.
CURRENT DUTIES: Super mum to two super kiddies, artist for local art/ craft gallery, student of life and on the path to creating my first picture book. (three years and counting, hoping 2017 I will finish). But I will never be finished as many other stories are popping into my very occupied brain.
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I hope I can inspire you to DREAM BIG.