Thursday, October 30, 2014

foody mags

and for a completely different post from the previous one, here is the pay-the-bills kind of work.
so, a bit of editorial illustration from the past few months:


above, for parent and child magazine, below, waitrose weekend magazine, mit liebe magazine.



in other news, today i got a preview of a documentary for which gianluca and i and a team of brilliant french animators did some animated sequences earlier this year. it will come out soon in italy and i just cannot wait to share it here!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

crayons and pencils




finally had a little spare time to sketch in between projects. it's so important and i wish i could be one of those incredibly prolific people who fill in numerous sketchbooks every year. I have one sketchbook that lasts forever, and rarely gets finished. i like to think the experimenting happens on the job. but this is so much better, and so liberating.

Monday, October 13, 2014

felt balls



finally got around to making this little mobile for nina's room.
now she can finally sleep though the night.

 got the felt balls here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

cardnest


started a collaboration with new card company cardnest. a really nice idea i think, to pick up writing to people again. i do miss that, from the pre digital days. here's a little interview too.

Monday, September 22, 2014

sketchbook


taking a break from food drawing. well, sort of.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

september







i haven't forgotten this space, but it's been hard to make time for it. over the summer i finished (almost) a book for walker books, and started another one for usborne, finished the hundreds of drawings for a documentary about the jewish ghetto of venice, went to the little beach town of peschici for a few days (which was subsequently flooded), watched my daughter start crawling everywhere (and become an aussie! hello passport photo), moved my studio to the living room,
spent time with dear friend emma from melbourne, bought some tickets to go back to australia for christmas.
these are very exciting times!

Monday, June 23, 2014

red bus


from a book i've been working on for these guys.

Friday, May 23, 2014

on desk and walls


the space i work in is a hybrid studio / future baby's room. i tread though playmats and toys and scanner and bits of paper and think this working with baby business is going to get a lot harder once she starts to realise the fun to be had with opening drawers full of drawings and potentially hazardous art supplies. but one thing at a time. i've finally put some pictures on the wall. the first is a print by barbara berrada, the second a little illustration for my daughter. prints can be found here.


some images of desk and walls at the moment. I have a little too much on my plate I think, but am grateful for it.






finally, 1. my recipes were featured in anthology magazine recently. 2. a beautiful maker series on this space i recently discovered. this is especially wonderful. 3. what nina wants to listen to all the time.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

life bits

it's been a busy month, and it's hard to find time for this space, but here are some images from the past few days: 1. the best season, 2. a card i made for the little one, baptised on easter night, 3. reading/looking at new books, 4. ukelele 5, 6, 7. easter sunday feast with multiple uncle jam session.

below: took nina to the amalfi coast for a wedding: a first look at the sea. and finally, my desk right now, swamped with characters for an animation. these are beautiful sunny days and i wish i could spend them all outside with the wee one! but duty calls.



Saturday, April 5, 2014

girl on a swing


a little illustration for my daughter's room. you can find a print of this here.