Monday, 25 May 2009

Ava's Tea Party

A few years ago I received an email from a mother who told me how one of my illustrations 'Ava'

reminded her so much of her daughter Ava who had sadly passed away.

We started emailing, on an emotional & creative level & a little while later I launched a series of illustrations called 'Super Princess'. At the time we raised $880 for the hospital that cared for Ava & the illustrations are now in the rooms of little (& big) girls all around the world.
We talked at the time of a 6th illustration, a tea party that Ava was to have with her best friend Aria & their brothers & sisters. It's been a long time in the making (thank you for your trust & patience Sheye) At last it's finally here.

"To have turned my sadness and my missing and my regret into such beauty, to have shown me what this day might have looked like. I can hear the chatter, I can smell the forest. I have sat and stared and breathed in this moment. It leaves me without words" - Sheye

To read more about the story behind the illustration & to buy an A4 print, a percentage of which is going to Paradise kids who strive to help children & families through loss, please visit Sheye's stunning blog
In the not too distant future Belle & Boo will be selling party invitations featuring the illustration, something Sheye thinks Ava would greatly approve of & possibly larger A3 prints, When we do I will of course let you know.

Friday, 22 May 2009

I'm still here...

....working away & listening to this....

Friday, 1 May 2009

My Paper....

It's Friday evening, it's beautiful weather & it's a bank holiday weekend but before I down tools for a few days, I thought I would share with you 2 new BOY illustrations. Yes that's 'BOY' illustrations ! I think they are very cute, I hope you do too. Available here & here now.

Oooh & a friend called to say she had seen Belle & Boo cards in our local bookshop, so I popped in & there they were !
Have a lovely weekend everyone.