Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Australia Illustrated Virtual Launch - 52-Week Illustration Challenge Bonus Challenge Winner

I'm delighted to reveal the winner of the bonus challenge I ran on the facebook/groups/illo52weeks/" target="_blank">52-Week Illustration Challenge. The Challenge has been absolutely instrumental in the creation of Australia Illustrated, and I celebrated the launch of the book by running a special bonus challenge, where members could draw an Australian Child.

We had a glorious response (always the way with the Challenge!) and the winner is ...

Prue Pittock!

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Congratulations to Prue! She wins a copy of my book.

Prue is a valued member of the Challenge. You can learn more about her and her artwork at facebook/Prue-Pittock-Illustrations-1083788541640807">facebook/Prue-Pittock-Illustrations-1083788541640807.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Book Launch For Australia Illustrated!

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If you're in Canberra, I'd love to see you there! 
If not, join me on my Virtual Launch right importantnutrientsspot/search?q=" target="_blank">here 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Megan Daley From Children's Books Daily Talks About Australia Illustrated

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Listen to the amazing Megan Daley of Children's Books Daily talk new kids' books with Sarah Howells of 612 ABC Brisbane in this Bookworms podcast.

A woman with a palpable passion for books, Megan covers:

1. Wonderful World Colouring Book - by Alison Lester

2. 'Australia Illustrated' written and illustrated by Tania McCartney

3. 'The Tales of Mrs Mancini' - Natalie Jane Prior

4. 'Violet Mackerel' and 'How to Make Small Things With Violet Mackerel' - written by Anna Branford

5. 'Hot Dog' - written by Anh Do

6. 'Artie and the Grime Wave' - written by Richard Roxburgh

7. 'Girl in Pieces' - written by Kathleen Glasgow

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Goulburn Reader Writer Pameran This Weekend!

The facebook/GoulburnReaderWriterFestival/" target="_blank">Goulburn Reader Writer Festival is on this weekend--12 and 13 November--an inaugural event that's absolutely jam-packed with fun for families. 

On Saturday 12, I'll be doing a book reading with other fab authors, Edwina Wyatt and Danielle McDonald, in the Goulburn Library courtyard at 12.30pm--see facebook/events/1757534921152385/" target="_blank">here for details.

Then I'll be on a panel discussion with George Ivanoff and Danielle McDonald at 1.30pm. We'll be talking about the magic of reading to kids. See more facebook/events/345875989088519/" target="_blank">here.

There's also a full day of events on Sunday. It promises to be a fabulous weekend--hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Australia Illustrated Cover Construct

This little video reveals the construction of the cover 
of Australia Illustrated.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Children's Book Creator Masterclass

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If you are in Canberra, I hope you can come along to my Children's Book Creator Masterclass. It's going to be a super fun event--details below.

ACT Writers Centre
Saturday 19 November 2016
3 - 6pm
ACT Writers Centre, Canberra

Join author, illustrator and editor, Tania McCartney, for this exclusive 3-hour event for serious creatorsΓÇöan in-conversation workshop with content decided by you! Enjoy 2.5 hours of intensive conversation followed by a 30-min drinks and nibbles networking session with other creators (with an option to stay longer). All participants receive a copy of Tania's importantnutrientsspot/search?q=" target="_blank">Fantastical Flying Creator PDF Workshop, valued at $99.

Click eventbrite/e/childrens-book-creator-masterclass-with-tania-mccartney-tickets-28777916523" target="_blank">here for more info... bookings will be limited!

Friday, January 11, 2019

One Word Wisdom With Author/Illustrator Aura Parker

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1. What is the best thing about being an author? Words

2. WhatΓÇÖs the worst thing? Doubt

3. How did creating your picture book Twig make you feel? Frenzied

4. What do you hope it brings its readers? Courageandjoy

5. What else do you like to do? Textiles

6. Who has influenced your writing the most? Marena Von Behr

7. What has been your biggest career reward? Response

8. What is the most important contribution an author/illustrator can make to the world? Beauty

9. WhatΓÇÖs your biggest writing goal? Morebooksmorebeautifulness

10. WhatΓÇÖs next? Anexhibitionandabigliedown

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As an illustrator, designer and writer, Aura Parker creates bodies of work, including textile designs, prints and picture books. She is the co-founder of boutique Australian art and textiles label Studio Bonnie.

Aura's divine debut book, Twig, is out now! 
Learn more at her illustrated.au/home" target="_blank">website.