Monday, 15 February 2010

Monday, 8 February 2010


I'm pleased to say that the beard book is now available at bookartbookshop near old street tube station. Also, the shop has kindly requested to display the book along with some prints and other beard related paraphernalia in the front window for two weeks in May (7 - 21) in celebration of all things pogonological! I'd better get sewing :)

Monday, 1 February 2010

A book for my mother

I've been a bit of a hermit this past week as I've been working on this book as a surprise present for my mother. She's a primary school teacher and has just retired. She  worked for 34 years in St. Clare's N.S. in Ballyjamesduff, mainly teaching junior and senior infants - she even taught me! 

The book is a souvenir of her time working at the school and captures the highlights of her career there. Over the years the school has changed and grown from being a 4 teacher convent school attended by only Irish children, to a multi-cultural 20 teacher school. I collected lots of old pictures and stories from staff and former pupils at the school and made the illustrations based on this material. Here are some of the spreads - it's 50 pages in total. 

It was great fun to make and I hope she enjoys her retirement - she deserves a rest after all that teaching!