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Thursday, 25 October 2012

I'm in WH Smiths.......

 Hi blog friends, I'm here again still waiting on THE BOOK, I have been told by the editor no less, that as soon as they get copies from the warehouse I will be sent 3, so fingers crossed it won't be long? My book is about 'Sleepy Bears' going to sleep, it's a very gentle story, not many words, lots of actions!

In the meantime, I visited,WH Smith store in town, and there are my designs on the shelves, 6 in total, all very traditional cute bears, as requested.
 I did these earlier this year and they have quickly found their way into the stores. I bought 2 as a) I doubt I will get any samples, and b) they were expensive!!! They are quite big, with a nice red envelope though. Check them out if you go near a store, in the UK that is?? Christmas is still quite a way off I know, but I work on this sort of thing all year and actually I never seem to tire of it, I do love what I do! :)
Artwork for the card designs.
 This is another love of mine below, modelling (not the latest) style of t-shirt!! My poor little puppy, cos' that's what he is to me,  (he's 12 and a half) has had a nasty reaction to a bite. It's under his arm,( whoops, front leg), and so the vet said....instead of him having to wear one of those awful collars, where they bash into everything and everyone, put him an old t-shirt on, to stop him trying to scratch or lick it?? Well, he hasn't taken to this really! He looks a bit fed up :( don't you think? We put it on him last night at bedtime, but it was off by the morning, must have been a struggle in the night!!
My Handsome old boggy looking fed up.

What are you doing to me? This looks like a dress!! :)
This last photo of him makes me think of the talking dog on You Tube, you know the one, with the bacon  etc? Hope this link works, but you've probably seen this many times!? He's much better already my pooch, on his Very Expensive antibiotics. (worth every penny for him, my lovely Jet).
See you all again soon.:)


  1. Your poor pup! Maybe he needs a rugby shirt to feel more stylish?

    The bears are sweet. I'm sure the book will be wonderful. I like the camels at the top too!

  2. Congratulations on the cards, hope your handsome dog is better soon!

  3. That's great your cards are about town~ and even better that you love what you do! That's a wonderful thing!!
    I think the t-shirt on the dog is great solution; if he complains, just explain to him (in full sentences, like we always use when we talk to our pets)that's is WAY better then being a cone head!

  4. What a buzz to see your work on the shelves like this. Congratulations. It is a clever idea to use the T-shirt as an alternative to a collar. No it is colder, maybe your dog will become used to it and feel the chill when removed?

  5. Thank-you folks for leaving your comments, I love to read them. It was a good idea of the vet to use the t-shirt,and he was so good to put it on, but it didn't stay on :) He's much better now.Thanks. It is always a thrill to see my work in stores, especially one where it goes all over the country, very exciting really!

  6. Bonjour Julie :) so exciting to see your gorgeous cards!
    hope your pup is doing better? he is so lucky he did not get to wear those "lampshade" looking things around his head, they look sooooo uncomfortable!
    xo sandra

  7. Hi again Julie,

    How exciting to see your cards in the shops. Trying to get samples is one of my pet hates, why should you have to buy your own artwork, particularly as you are promoting it on your blog.

    Thanks for your kind words and comments too.

  8. It's always exciting when work gets published and is "out there"

    I had to laugh at the thought of your old pup struggling to get out of the t-shirt. Dogs can be so funny. I'm sure he had to have been a lot happier with the t-shirt if he only knew it might have been the "lamp shade"

  9. Love your new cards! WIsh we had a WH Smith down the road. AND looking forward to seeing your book, as perhaps you are, too!

    Hope your dog has healed. Brilliant t-shirt idea.


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