Coming up roses June 2007
People may be wondering why I haven't updated my site for a few months. Here is one of the reasons; my forthcoming anthology, Coming Up Roses. I'm my own worst client, endlessly generating cover possibilities and finding it impossible to decide. Luckily my publishers decided for me.
I also got to draw illustrations to go with each story, and make a book mark. None of that naughty page-folding or spine-splitting!
Gus the firefly June 2006
One of the inspirations for Gus's name is P D Eastman's classic, Sam and the Firefly. Otto's initials spell Owl, so the coupling is obvious. I doctored a Warehouse T-shirt, with the aid of a silk-screen and buttons.
You can never have enough hats or bags June 2006
This one is the perfect size for books and A4 journals. I'm not sure I've reinforced it enough, given what I lug around. I was particularly taken with the vintage rose buttons.
Suffragette June 2006
I saw broaches like these at a shop and loved their "vote for me" spirit. I made my own versions with morsels from my fabric, ribbon and button collection.