Tag Archives: process

“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 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, […]

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 […]