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A Letter from the Federal Department of Odds and Ends

          It seems that someone at the Federal Department of Odds and Ends has been secretly reading my blog.  Since writing about the Shaun Tan exhibition I have received a letter from the Department. The strange thing about it was there was no postal stamp, so I have no idea where it […]

“The Lost Thing” Exhibition

On a recent trip to Melbourne I went to an exhibition of Shaun Tan’s “The Lost Thing”.  I’ve blogged before about Shaun Tan and his work, so it should come as no surprise when I say that I was really, really excited about this exhibition and it did not disappoint. The exhibition was absolutely fantastic! As the […]

Where have all the books gone?

          Today I went to visit one of my favourite bookstores. It’s the one I go to when I come home. I go there to research the current market and see what picture books are out there. It has always had a great choice of kids books and I’ve never left […]

It’s funny the things you choose to keep

Lately I’ve been sifting through boxes, mainly to record all the books I have here at home, I’ve gathered quite the treasure trove. Amongst all the books and little trinkets, I came across an old piece of work I did in Primary school. You can read the full post here. I’m now calling this my […]

Appreciation Bubble

“It was an unexpected pleasure receiving my copy of ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’,  it definitely was not what I had expected at all. Having never seen the book before, I had expected the standard picture book format, seeing as it’s listed in the picture book section of the website.  What I got however was this: […]

The notebook- a love affair.

The smell of leather; crisp, white pages; an unbroken spine; a new notebook, Spring is here and so is the possibility of a new love.  There are many discussions about the creative process, the common argument being typed vs. handwritten. I recently read a very interesting post by a young writer, boy with a  hat, […]

The City

We have been silent. We have been absent. Work is our reality, the reality often hindering the creativity that is Show & Tell.  That doesn’t mean we’re merely a cog in the reality clock, tick, tock…we’ve each been busy in our own way. I’ve been busy scribbling in notebooks, researching the current book market, spending […]

The Nature of Australia

In a recent post on my own blog I spoke about bookshops being one of the joys of coming home.  I have continued to wander in to every bookshop I pass and I’m accumulating a little pile of beautiful books with wonderful stories, this pile is now dubbed my ‘research pile’. Earlier this week I added two […]

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 […]