Monday, December 17, 2018

Award Winning Illustrator Draws Quirky Children's Book Characters


Gareth Lucas is an award winning freelance illustrator based in Essex. He earned a BA(Hons) in Illustration from Brighton University and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins. He mainly draws birds and animals using digital tools which gives his work beautiful textures and rich colors. He has worked on several projects but he primarily enjoys making quirky illustrations for children's books. 

He has worked with clients such as Usborne, Little Tiger Press, Scholastic, Rick Ranger Jnr Magazine, Highlights, Crocodile Creek, Macmillan, USA Houghton Mifflin, USA Silver Editions, USA Pearson Publishing, and Sandviks to name a few. He is currently being represented by The Organisation, UK. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sculpted Story Boxes and Miniatures of the Winter Spirits


Hollye is a mixed media artist and the creator of all the whimsical things at Willow Works. She hand-sculpts one of a kind creatures out of her imaginative mind, inspired by her fascination with anything magical. She makes tiny sculptures of the creatures who seem to be from another world and story boxes often depicting a scene. The pieces are made by hand and sanded many times before they are varnished. If you want to bring one of her magical pieces home then keep checking for updates on Instagram as she releases her pieces once a month online.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gorgeous Hand Embroidered Collars, Berets and Brooches


Amberry Lamb is a project by a couple of artists Boris and Daria Sokolovsky of Theoretical Part. They create wonderful embroideries inspired by folklore, fairytales, witchcraft, nature and mystery. The hand embroidered collars, berets and brooches often feature owls, rabbits, deer, and other woodland creatures that would fetch you tons of compliments. They regularly post their new work on Instagram that get sold out before you could blink!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Harry Potter Hedwig Collection By Pottery Barn


Last week,  I shared a gift guide for those who can't have enough of Harry Potter and his owl the Hedwig. Pottery Barn's collection in collaboration with Warner Brothers offers Harry Potter themed home decor items with which you add bring magic to any space. The collection includes Hedwig quilt, faux fur beanbag, chair, sheets set, floor lamp, table lamp, nightgown and many, many more whimsical products that promise you a complete experience of Hogwarts without traveling through platform 9 ¾.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10 Owl Book Gift Ideas for Kids

Three Pennies, Melanie Crowder

A Girl Called Owl, Amy Wilson

Poppy by Avi

The Barn Owls, by Tony Johnston

Love Enough for Two, Jane Chapman

Night Creepers, Linda Stanek

Counting Birds, Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Our second book gift guide is for children who love to read inspiring stories about nature and are curious learners. The compilation includes books for children of different age groups from preschoolers to young readers. If you are looking for that perfect gift for the little bookworm in your life then I am sure you'll find something from the list above. You can find the books along with their reviews on the link given under each image.