Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Second Day of Christmas

Voila! The Christmas Seal.  

Here is my sketch for the last illustration of the book 'The Christmas Seal'.  The book was written and published by Veronique Eckstein.  Veronique loosely based her story on a baby seal who turned up in true life one Christmas time on the beach near her houseboat.  Wanting to make a children's picture book,  Veronique asked me if I would illustrate her story.  You can see more of my seal book illustrations (and even buy the book) on her website (being new to this blogging lark,  I don't know if I can do links? ...I'll have to wait and see if this works).   

I got a big surprise earlier this month to see The Christmas Seal book in Coast magazine.


  1. Welcome to the 'blogosphere' Leafy and a happy new year!

  2. Thanks James and Maggie, it's about time I was here. Happy New Year to you too. 2010 is going to be a good one. xx

  3. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at this you are very clever and I am very impressed girl, I love blogs but haven't been able to get mine together, starts out exciting and then I fall by the wayside! So if I still haven't got it when we come and visit you in the summer you will have to show me!
    lots of love
    frannie your cuzzie or something from America

  4. Thanks for your comment Frannie. My challenge is NOT to fall by the wayside. We will see...