Monthly Archives: May 2014

Artist Showcase: Yvonne Gartside ~ Cottages, Kingfishers and the Colors of Africa

Talented and versatile, artist and illustrator Yvonne Gartside shares with us today a range of her beautiful artwork, from illustrations of magical mushroom houses to the ever-so-real depictions of kingfishers, owls and other creatures of the wild. Yvonne Gartside, a U.K. artist who grew up in South Africa, creates wonderful children’s illustrations that transport us…

Artist Showcase: Andy Catling ~ Illustrator and Pirate

Illustrator and self-dubbed pirate Andy Catling visits us today, bringing with him illustrations full of adventure and humor. To enter one of Andy Catling‘s illustrations is to begin an adventure. We might, like the little boy in the drawing above, be taken to the skies one moment. Another moment, we may be lying on the…

Author Robin Hardy Discusses Writing and Changes in Publishing

Versatile and a gifted writer, Robin Hardy is the author of more than twenty books and has been writing Christian fiction for some 29 years. Her first novel, Chataine’s Guardian, was a runner-up for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 1985. She has worked with five different publishers, including Christian book publishers Word and NavPress,…

Artist Showcase: Katy Jewell ~ Snowy-Ninja

Artist and illustrator Katy Jewell sends us her fantastically intricate pattern drawings and children’s book illustrations today, reminding us of a world of details, patterns and textures. Born in northwest England, Katy Jewell is an illustrator who likes to tell stories. She covers a diverse range of subject matters, from intricate pattern drawings to fantastical…