Tag Archives: Picture Book

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]