I have been working with a German publisher on a series of illustrations for therapy flashcards. Each one uses an animal to represent a particular emotion (e.g. feeling happy or carefree) or a concept (e.g. co-operation/teamwork).
The flashcards are designed for adults, so it was really important that the animals didn’t look too cartoony or babyish, but still needed to be expessive, allowing the viewer to empathise and get a sense of the emotion.
After many years in Sheffield, I’ve got on my bike and moved to Nottingham. Nottingham seems like a really creative, exciting city and I’m looking forward to finding out what’s going on and finding a studio community to join.
My phone number and contact info is still the same – 0114 360 6233, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illustrated map to support educational museum workshops with primary school age children
Here’s a recently completed commission for the Museum of Royal Worcester, a lovely illustrated map to help children image what Worcester might have been like during the 18th century.
The map illustration is large format (reproduced as a 1m x 1m floor mat) and will be used as part of schools workshops at the museum, and highlights key landmarks, as well as conveying a general sense of place.
If you are interested in commissioning a hand-drawn illustrated map by Emma, please get in touch to discuss your ideas.
A very quick blog post to say that my new illustrated children’s guidebook for Peterborough Cathedral is now on sale!
Featuring Old Scarlett the gravedigger, medieval monks, awful abbots and revolting relics, it tells the story of this remarkable Cathedral which has stood at the heart of Peterborough life for almost 900 years.
The Museums and Heritage Show seems to come around so quickly these days. I couldn’t believe it when I looked back through some old photos and found that 2017 would be my eighth year exhibiting at the show!
What I like best about the show is that it’s very friendly, with a real informal feel to it. As an independent ‘one-woman-band’ it’s all the more important for me to make those personal connections and for people to get to know me as well as my work.
Fellow stallholders are always friendly and supportive, and it’s nice to share cups of coffee and words of encouragement when it gets a bit late in the day and we’re all feeling a bit weary!
Now back at my desk, I’m keeping busy working on writing and illustrating Monks, Mischief and Marauders, my new children’s guidebook for Peterborough Cathedral to be launched in June this year.
I really enjoyed working collaboratively with Jarrold Publishing on this new children’s activity trail for St Mary’s Church in Nottingham. The trail contains two activities, a Beast Hunt aimed at younger children, and a more general trail identifying the church’s main features.
The lion and unicorn characters are based on statues in the church.
Here is a new bespoke range of products I’ve designed for Bolton Castle. The products include glossy A5 notebooks, children’s sketchbooks, mugs and coasters and the designs include medieval knights, horses, shields and the Bolton Castle coat of arms.
Now on sale at Bolton Castle so look out for them if you’re visiting this summer.
Bolton Castle Knights Trio bespoke mug design
Bolton Castle children’s sketchpad with medieval horse design