Picture Books @ Pinerolo

Another encouraging and full-on day immersing myself in the art and craft of the children's book world!

This was my second workshop with Margaret Hamilton at her gorgeous cottage, Pinerolo at Blackheath in the breathtaking Blue Mountains.  My first was way back, with Margaret and Dee Huxley, as I started my writing and illustrating journey.  This time, Margaret co-hosted with the acclaimed illustrator Freya Blackwood, whose work I have long admired.   

It was wonderful to receive more tips on publishing from Margaret and to learn from Freya about her artistic journey, how she creates her amazing artwork and see her beautiful original illustrations.  

The cottage is as charming as ever and the walls even more covered in Margaret's collection of original illustrations and whimsical owls.  Thank you Margaret and Freya for sharing your experience, knowledge and inspiration!

 The view from Govett's Leap, Blackheath, not far from Pinerolo.  The Blue Mountains - an inspiration in themselves!

The view from Govett's Leap, Blackheath, not far from Pinerolo.  The Blue Mountains - an inspiration in themselves!