Hello, I'm an illustrator, a mum, a cat lover, and a picture book enthusiast!!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The big day is coming....

So, the big day is inspiring me to do all things London.
We visited just a few weeks ago and I love it. I originaly come from Hertfordshire which is only 20 miles away, it holds lots of special memories for me.....
So I embarked upon a London Bus filled with fun characters.
The idea was for it to be all animals, but my daughters had other plans....they are on the bus!
After completing it, My eldest, Elle, decided to write a poem about it, which I have to share with you...

"There was a bus, that was a must,
to all the people all around.
It took a tour across Buttonland,
The beaches full of sea and sand.
The passengers on it were very fun,
under the big bright smiling sun.

There was a lion called Lenny,
and a penguin called Penny,
and Belinda Bunny , who was very funny,

 Daisy the driver Dog,
who drove through sun and fog.
and Ollie the Owl
who hated cows.

Benny the bird who was quite a nerd,
and Beverly bird who was quite absurd!
And there was Joan Giraffe,
(she was a real laugh)

There were 3 children aboard the bus, that was a must.
Their names were Hope, Alex and Elle,
and they were all kind, as you can tell...

The bus was red, big and bright,
and was always a magical brilliant sight!

By Elle Fennell age 9

I thought that was ace!
anyway, on a London note, here is my canvas available from www.happyspaces.co.uk

 I found another one of my cards in M&S this week, for boys aged between 8-11.
I did this about a year ago, and already , I can see how my work is changing....

Friday, 15 April 2011

Some Xmas designs

I've been working on some Xmas designs this week, and I thought I would share some of them with you. It not very topical with Easter nearly here, but hey!
© clarefennell

Monday, 11 April 2011

Some gentle encouragement for Hope!

Hope is our little girl, who is really not impressed with going to school at the moment.
We created the cucumber 'Hope' to encourage her to eat it in her pack lunch.
I worked on this Pirate image for her, as her year are having a school trip tomorrow dressed as pirates. I have always wanted to do a pirate picture, so it's been a good excuse. 


Friday, 8 April 2011

A little something....

Here's a little illustration I've done, which has no home to go to.
Just thought I would share them with you. Perhaps I should write a story about these two pals...'Spot' By Clare Fennell.
You never know!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Illustration Friday - Duet

"We make beautiful meowsic"
My contribution to this weeks Illustration Friday topic- Duet
Based on our two crazy cats, Oscar and Juno. (They actually hate each other!)

Friday, 1 April 2011

My pal Emmas 40th birthday card

I've designed this card for my pal Emma who celebrates her (40th!) birthday this year in Mauritius!
I'm very jealous.....