My book Miss Polly and the Crocodile
was entered into the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and it made it to the finalists stage!!!
Huge thanks to my editor Steve Lane ( I have an editor?!😁) for entering it.
The winners of this International competition will be announced at the end of May.
So, if you got my newsletter then you will know what this picture is.....
( what do you mean you aren't signed up??? The link is in the bio 😁)
I decided to make a video of an art journal page using my Polly Dolly stickers.
Which I did. Then I had to learn how to edit it - easier said then done let me tell you!!
But there is, out in the land of YouTube a video made by me 😊
Obviously if you're good at that editing business it will be terrible, but I'm chuffed to bits with it!
There will be more, with fewer mistakes,( there are many in this one 🙈) but if you have time give it a watch.
If I was a real Youtuber I'd say, " don't forget to like and subscribe ".... but I'm not 😅😅😅
I'm very happy to have real life markets back!😁
This weekend is the Easter CRaft fair in Kenmare.
I'll be at the Buttermarket from 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday, come and say hello!! 😊
#feliciathomasart #kenmare #kenmarebuttermarket #craftfair #kerryartist...
Printing madly to get ready for next weekend. The first craft fair I've done for three years!!
If you want a lovely day out come to Kenmare, you'll find me at @kenmarebuttermarket
#kenmare #feliciathomasart #craftfair #kerryartist #childrensauthor...
The Bride and Groom have been around for a long time. I'm always delighted when I hear the happy couple liked the card or print.
Then I added 'Mr & Mr' and 'Mrs & Mrs' , again the couples loved them.
But do you what I am asked for time and time again?
A bride with dark hair!
So now whether your bride is blonde or brunette there is a card or print to gift them.
TFD stands for, That Fateful Day.
Thst was the day I had an accident that changed a lot of things. But, as you know, every cloud has a silver lining.
From this came the decision to concentrate on my art and make it a business. That decision came after using painting as physiotherapy. It wasn't instant, it took a very long time, but it turned out I could still paint and all the practice made me define my style.
I learnt to have patience with myself, to be really determined to not let this stop me doing things.
I also had to practice writing with my left hand. So I started to write a story about Miss Polly whose fingers were bitten off by a crocodile.....
8 years later, that book was written, re- written , edited, illustrated and published!!!!
I am very proud of my book, I'm not sure if would ever have happened with T.F.D.!
There is a link in my bio if you'd like to listen to me reading the first chapter.
🌸 "Do you sell stickers for your notebooks?"
( The answer is always 'yes' then learn how to do it right?)
🌸 So, after MUCH learning and experimenting I have Polly Dolly stickers!
Now, there is a bit of perfecting to do, but they will be ready very soon 🥰🌸
Here I am with Eamon Browne from the Killarney Library. Miss Polly and the Crocodile is now in all the Kerry libraries!! Thank you Eamon for supporting local authors. 🤩
#misspollyandthecrocodile #kerryauthor #libripublishing #newauthor #readtoyourkids #childrrensstory #kerrylibrary...
"You can find magic wherever you look, all you need is a book" -
Dr. Suess 📚
Evan is only 2 but he likes Mrs Adsms and the Crocodile best!
🎄 I have sent my last orders, my last day st work is tomorrow. I have battled the supermarket, just a few things left to do.
🎄It's Yule, blessings to all, I hope you can enjoy this Christmas, and if it is a hard time of year for you then I send you all the love. ❤
Miss Polly and the Crocodile is proving to be a great Christmas gift ( judging from the orders that are coming in 😊)
At €8.99 it's a great stocking filler.
You can find out more about it on my website- link in the bio- you can even listen to a short reading 📚
Available from my website, from the publisher @childs.eye.lp if your in UK or Amazon,.
Miss Polly wishes you a very merry Christmas! Xx 🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄
#biscuitbacker #misspollyandthecrocodile #newchildrensbook #newauthor #kerryauthor #booksnotbatteries #booksarethebestgifts #childrensstory...
The thing about December is you have loads of time, then you blink and suddenly it's the 20th already! 😊
🎄I'm just popping in to give you a very gentle reminder about posting dates - my last day of posting is the 14th 🎄
Of course, you can still order after that, but I cant guarantee it will be with you in time..... I had a very stressful time last year chasing couriers to make sure customers got their orders, and I'm not able for it again! 🤪
Here are some little gift ideas, click the image and it will bring to that item on my website- if you have any questions just shout.
My tree went up yesterday so I'm fierce festive 😁 🎄🎅🎄🎅🎄...