Hello blog, it’s been a while!
There has been quite a lot on lately – making and moving and renaming. Here’s a rundown of happenings:
First of all, Isobel and I finished our second book! It’s called Too Much for Turtle and will be in bookstores in April. We think it’s a good’un – lots of characters and a nice story full of ups and downs and even some felt tears :'( We can’t wait to show everyone, but until then here is what the front of it looks like:
Plus Frankie Magazine were kind enough to feature Too Much for Turtle in their latest issue! Thanks Frankie!
You will also notice that Isobel and I have decided to go ahead and give our collaborative endeavors a name – we’re called ‘Soft Stories‘ now. It’s fun to say! I’ve always like the word soft, so now I get to say it a lot more often.
In our first bit of official news as Soft Stories, we launched our first app! It’s an adaptation of our first book, Owl Know How, but with a twist – it moves! It makes noises! And you can even hear us read you the story! You can purchase it here – we hope you like it :)
In some bittersweet news, I have moved out of my lovely city studio. There was an annoying combination of rent increases and mouse increases and we all made the mutual decision to move out. For anyone that visited our studio, you will imagine that moving lots of furniture and fluff down six flights of stairs is not an easy task. But it felt like the right decision. We had lots of fun times in that studio and we made lots of cool things in it (including Owl Know How!)
For now I am working in my nice peaceful home studio and it is lovely:
Unpacking in a new space and finding all of my hoarded materials and forgotten lists and things I have started and left unfinished was actually a very fun task and it has inspired me to make new and different things that I will be revealing to you soon! For now, here is a pink kitten with a Totoro backpack looking to the future: