Category Archives: Tales by Torchlight: Shoe Zoo

Walker 27/09/12 – options for picture books as eBooks

This is a painting I did of Adam, my husband, but it does make him look a bit older than he really is – sorry Adam! Adam gives me technical advice about computer software, takes great photos of my paintings … Continue reading

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Jelbert 05/08/12 – simple things!

  This is an example of an illustration from ‘Shoe Zoo’, my first book in the ‘Tales by Torchlight’ series. Some of the illustrations are purely watercolour and others are a mixture of pencil drawings, watercolour, collage and sometimes acrylics. … Continue reading

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Jelbert 24/07/12 – junk shop junky

This weekend I had a look around an impromptu art gallery that was showing paintings in an old, victorian swimming pool (this much loved pool is sadly being turned into a library and this was our last chance to have … Continue reading

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Jelbert 21/07/12 – ‘Kids Book Review’

This week I was really pleased to find a review of my new book ‘Tales by Torchlight: Shoe Zoo’ in the ‘Kids Book Review’. Link:¬†http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2012/07/ebook-review-shoe-zoo-tales-by.html Loads of blogs and websites have a link to this great review site so it … Continue reading

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Jelbert 19/07/12 – using Photoshop to ‘tweak’ images of artwork

The top picture is an old example of how we used to take photos – outside in even light. We now use studio lamps indoors, which gives more even and brighter results (and you don’t have to wait until the … Continue reading

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Jelbert 16/07/12 – requesting reviews

This is me staring into the computer screen with blood shot eyes, searching frantically for hour on end for reviewers of interactive books! Actually, this is a jelly face with hard-boiled eggs for eyes, created by my youngest daughter. The … Continue reading

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Jelbert 13/07/12 – a good week!

I was searching the internet this morning and stumbled upon the first ever review of my first ever book! I was so excited, I was still on a high when I cycled into work. The review is on the Lisisoft.com … Continue reading

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