Thank you to everyone who came to the book reading today. I hope you enjoyed Miss Polly and the Crocodile 😊🐊📕
Thank you to @kenmareartsfestival for inviting me and @kenmare.ie for taking the photo!
Virg, your @onthevergeonline kimono was much admired!!
For all the people who have asked for a gender neutral baby card, here you are!
Pink for girls and blue for boys isn't everyone's choice - personally I think a baby is something to celebrate in any colour you like, pink, blue, black, white, rainbows with spots on.....
A joy in any colour! ❤💗🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍...
🏅Yep, that's a gold medal from @indiebookawards for Miss Polly and the Crocodile!
Thank you @childs.eye.lp
I'm chuffed to bits with all the fuss.
I will wear it today while I write more of the next book. 😉📕🥳
#misspollyandthecrocodile #biscuitcommunity #kerryauthor #childrensbooksofinstagram #libripublishing #magicalbooks...
❤ Miss Polly and the Crocodile stickers!! ❤
These will be in my shop today, (linkbto shop in bio)
If your children loved the book, they will have great fun with these! - perfect for not so sunny days in the holidays 😊
#misspollyandthecrocodile #stickers #artsandcraftsforkids #summerholidaycrafts #irishauthor #kerryartist...
❤ I am so happy and proud of my book!
A huge thank you to everyone at @libripublishing especially Steve Lane and also @rebecca_burke_author
Who was a finalist with her book 'Ellie Juneman: Earth Witch (in training)'
This is the 16th year of @indiebookawards , it is the largest awards programme for independent authors and publishers in the world - pinch me!!!
Swipe for the judges review.
There will definitely be wine and cake today!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Also congratulations to Bill Richardson & Bill Pechet on their book. 😊
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 🥰🌸