Just heard that The Star Tree has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award for outstanding illustration. It is an incredible endorsement just to be on the list at this point. I am thrilled and even more excited to be at Number 7 tomorrow!
On Saturday 22 October I will be by the fireside at Number 7 in Dulverton from 1 – 5pm. It is one of my most favourite places in the world. I love the atmosphere of Dulverton itself and Number 7 is a unique combination of all that is beautiful (including its owners Jan and Davina)
I will be taking (if they don’t mind) paper and pastels and I think also scraperboard to play with.
Last time I was there with Jackie Morris celebrating Little Evie in the Wild Wood and it will be odd and not quite right not to have her there!
You are warmly invited to join us at Waterstones, Truro from 7 – 9pm tomorrow 18th October as we talk about the influence of landscape, both real and imagined, with Man Booker-longlisted author Wyl Menmuir and Jay Armstrong, founder and editor of Elementum Magazine.
In issue 2 – “Edge” I am working on images arising from a conversation between Wyl Menmuir and Rob Cowen author of Common Ground. Much of my work deals with the idea of meeting points – between earth and air, land and water, dream and consciousness whilst both writers are concerned with ideas of margin places and our need to connect and become immersed in the land, in wild places where we find them.
Tickets can be bought from Waterstones Bookshop, Truro. They are £2 and include a glass of wine or elderflower.