Eight years ago, when I was first deciding that I wanted to be an illustrator, my dear friend Tim shared with me some stories he had written. I took them away and read the manuscript cover to cover, immediately falling in love with the characters such as The Cuddliest Monster in The World, or Polly, The Girl Who Was Always Changing. I knew straight away I wanted to illustrate them.
Fast forward a few years – because I had a lot of studying to do, and a certain other project that needed finishing first – and now I’m illustrating Tim’s stories for real.
The Crystal Mirror and Other Stories is currently my full-time job. Our gorgeous little hardback book is being published, hopefully this November, by Vala. But all of this is only possible because the book is being crowd-funded, and lovely folks have been signing up to support the book’s creation. Here’s a video to tell you a little more about it…
We are still a little short on our fundraising target, but there are still a couple of weeks left if you’re able and would like to help us out – in return we’re sharing every stage of the book’s creation (spilled paint, tantrums and all) on The Crystal Mirror website, as well as offering prints, limited edition handmade books and invites to our launch party – hopefully in November!