CBCA Author/Illustrator Afternoon Tea

I had a fantastic time at Terrey Hills Public School, during the CBCA Author/Illustrator Afternoon Tea.  Part of a group of 10 authors and illustrators, I presented to 3 groups of enthusiastic and engaged Years 5 and 6 students.  It was wonderful to hear that all of the students had taken a look at my website and work and some had even created artwork inspired by my own illustrations.  During the afternoon, we looked at my process of creating the illustrations for Jack of Spades, which included fascinating historical research and the students also had fun learning a little about what life would have been like in 1910 Paris.

Thank you kids and teachers at Terrey Hills Public for a fun afternoon!  Hope you've all been inspired to write and illustrate your own stories.

A great group of students learning about illustrating an exciting historical thriller.

A great group of students learning about illustrating an exciting historical thriller.

One of the period hats I brought along for the children to try out.

One of the period hats I brought along for the children to try out.

Thank you for the lovely flowers!  Our CBCA Northern Sydney Sub-branch Author and Illustrator group (L-R): Lindy Batchelor, Wendy Blaxland, Jan Latta, Louise Park, Penny Morrison, Aura Parker, Shelly Unwin, Debra Tidball, Yvonne Low, Belinda Murrell, Lesley Gibbes.