Another postcard swap I did for Postcard Club, this time with artist Tim Furey.

Tim sent me this amazing abstract collage (I particularly love the bits of glittered paper), and I sent Tim some reversible crocodiles!



Last Thursday I was invited to run an 'Atlas of Adventures' workshop, as part of the Storystock children's festival at Bush Theatre.

The aim of the workshop was for children to create their own adventure map, using the world map from 'Atlas of Adventures' as a base. First we looked through the book together, and talked about some of the different adventures & images from around the world. Then children drew their own adventure icons, using inspiration from the book, or from some of their own adventures they'd been on. Finally, we pieced together everyone's drawings and made some amazing new adventures! A selection of photos from the workshop can be seen below.

 A big thanks to Storystock and to everyone who came along, I had a great time!

Empty world map

Drawing adventures!

Piecing the map together...

Completed adventure map!

Some of my favourite adventures: sharky chasing seadog (who's being rescued by the sailor), and the internet igloo!

Some of the children's brilliant adventure icons



Just over a week ago now was my book launch party for 'Atlas of Adventures', held at Queens Park Books. It was a lovely evening, and a great chance to celebrate the book with friends, family, and the Wide Eyed Editions team! A big thanks to all those who came along, and to QP Books for hosting the event. 

Here are a few photos I managed to salvage from the night: 

Making big characters for the bookshop's window display

Completed windows!

Signin' books!

'Atlas of Adventures' themed cakes (thanks Harry!)