Monthly Archives: July 2012

Unconventional Reads

Whilst on our trip in Europe Bec and I found a brilliant book and could not resist buying a copy each. This find got me thinking about the convention of ‘The Book’ – front cover/back cover, endpapers, 32 pages, standard sizing, blah blah blah – and the exciting examples I have seen along the way […]

Fontaholic

Hello. My name is Mel and…I’m a Fontaholic. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem and I realised I had hit rock bottom when I was recently deeply offended to see a shop sign that used Brush Script. “What’s wrong with Brush Script?” you ask. Nothing really…but ALL in capitals?! Bad, […]

Notes and Processes.

As a new writer trying to find my way I have looked at, and purchased, a number of picture books; some of these for children, others for a wider audience. One of my favorite authors/illustrators is Shaun Tan. I was introduced to his books when I was teaching in my home country, Australia. We used […]

Winning!

Well, I have waited long enough.  Sometimes I can be rather impatient, especially when there’s good news to share, I thought that perhaps Mel might have shared her success on our blog, but alas she has not. So, I’m going to instead! As you know, I was a little cheerleader asking people to vote for Mel. […]

Tête-à-tête

          What better place to be than in the French countryside for a little inspiration. Mel and I are here on a little holiday with the aim to rest, relax and create. The rolling hills are the perfect place to soak up some fresh air and ideas. We have already found some […]

Soaking up inspiration

After the whirlwind of activity that established ‘Show and Tell’ you may be wondering what has been happening with us…where have we been? Well, for one Bec and I have been extremely busy with the last couple of weeks of a school year and now that the summer holiday has begun we find ourselves road […]