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Out with the old …in with the new !

January 3, 2014

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Happy 2014 and I’m hoping that this finds you warm and well and not battering down the hatches awaiting big storms (forecast for the coastal UK). Keep safe : )

For those of you remotely interested, I finally made it and here’s the proof lol

Fishinkblog 6961 Hobbit 2 Ticket

I saw that there was a showing on in town yesterday afternoon and jumped on the tram, just to make it to my seat with 3 minutes to spare. As I don’t go to the cinema that often, it felt like a special occasion and I had that childish rush of excitement inside when you hope that something you’re about to see or do is going to be good for you. What a fab film. Packed full of action and wonderful scenes. Yeah so the story is a little slow, and there’s little character development, sure but that’s not what I went for. I wanted to be transported out of 2014 for two hours and forty minutes and taken to another world far away where my adult self could believe that creatures like hobbits actually exist.

It worked a treat and my soul feels full again, a superb imagination-recharge. Although I don’t tend to make new year resolutions, my mental note was that I need to do more for my creative soul this year. Have any of you made any future resolutions that you’d like to share ?

72 dpi RGB strapline

More good news from the end of last year. I was approached to join an agency called Yellow House Art Licensing and have since signed up with them. I’m amongst impressive company, with illustrators such as Este MacLeodKrystyna LittenMique Moriuchi and Paul Thurlby to name but a few of the talented artists already on their books. The two owners Sue Bateman and Jehane Boden Spiers both derive from art and textile backgrounds and work incredibly hard, making appointments with museums, large companies and stores across the UK and USA.

It’s very early days for me, but they have already shown my children’s illustration to two major children’s publishers, one of whom is interested in working with me, to mock up a book for them to take to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March this year !!. It will be the fairs 50th anniversary, so ‘flippers’ crossed they manage to find another overseas publisher who will also be interested in co-producing my book.

I’m trying not to get too overly excited about the whole idea as there must be hundreds of potential books that appear there and don’t get selected. Either way it’s a very positive start. Hopefully I’m not just wishing on a star ! … watch this space : )

Fishinkblog 6973 Fishink Illustration

I’ll be back with my regular postings mid next week. See you then.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. janelittlefieldglass permalink
    January 3, 2014 4:35 pm

    How exciting, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    • January 3, 2014 4:46 pm

      Thank you Jane. Hope to catch up later in the month. Keep warm n well. C x

  2. jo lamb permalink
    January 3, 2014 4:54 pm

    well done, I love your blog and seeing all new things and ideas! Have a good 2014.
    jo lamb

  3. January 4, 2014 8:27 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the Hobbit- real escapist fun. Excellent and exciting news…well done you!

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