I love drawing children. I attempt to capture their quirky behavior and fidgety movement and harness it into characters for my books. I am particularly inspired by my own two daughters who remind me every day of a child’s individuality, unique understanding of their world and emotional complexity. I have been observing my children as a mother but also watching them intensely as I draw them in my sketchbooks. These drawings feed my imagination and are the raw material of my book ideas. I work with a combination digital and hand painted imagery in watercolour, pencil, crayon and pastel.