What a full and fabulous month June has been! My studio news for June 2019 is that Lenka and I have been visiting libraries during the winter holidays to share our book and a few activities with children!
We’ve had some wonderful feedback from the libraries where we’ve visited, and we’ve also really enjoyed the experience!
Wellington library was first, and there were almost 50 children who participated in our fun story morning. (The photos at the top of this post is from our Wellington library visit.) The morning was a fantastic success, with lively and enthusiastic participation by the little ones!
Next we visited Somerset West library, where we met a slightly younger group of children, many of whom were accompanied by their moms. It was absolutely wonderful to meet and chat with many of those who were there! And it’s so lovely to see parents instilling a love of books and stories in their children from such a young age. Below you can see a few photos from our visit to the Somerset West library.
Support your local library
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our library visits – and look forward to the next one which will be happening on the 5th of July at Strand library.
I’ve also gained new insight into the valuable work that librarians do – not only as part of their duties in the library, but also within their communities. Many schools no longer have their own libraries. This means that visits to a public library are very important for children to learn how to find the books they need for school projects.
Coming soon: A new version of Fairy Daisy!
June was also the month in which I completed a new version of Fairy Daisy! You may recall that I completed the illustrations for the new Daisy back in April, and sent the fabric away to be printed.
The new Fairy Daisy is just gorgeous and I will be telling you more about her very soon!
Below you will find a summary of my June highlights:
In June 2019 I…
- Completed the new Dark Daisy
- Made 9 animal pillows
- Visited Wellington library
- Visited Somerset West library
- Was interviewed by Mpho Sekwele for the Ecommerce Forum Africa
- Sent books to our second round of giveaway winners