New book! Tom and the Watermelon

Tom and the Watermelon, a Children’s book by Linda Fahrlin.

Book number 2.

🍉Tom and the Watermelon. 🍉
In the beginning of this year I decided I would try to find the time to illustrate not one, but four children’s books this year. 😬
Time will tell!
When we had a friend visiting from overseas last year, we decided to take a drive past Glencar Waterfall  and finally took a turn for the The Organic Centre in Co Leitrim.  Well there we purchased some organic Watermelon seeds. Once home we planted them and imagined how big they would grow!

The visit literally planted a seed and our dreamings became a book: “Tom and the Watermelon”.

“Tom and his Mum goes to the Garden Centre where the gardener gives Tom a magic seed. Follow Tom and his Mum on their adventures in this feel good children’s book where anything is possible”. 

Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava Migrations Exhibition

This little bird has just flown off from my drawing room towards the Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava, to be part of the Migrations Exhibition.

Exhibition: The State of Us – You, Me & the Liffey

Before creating the artworks for the pop-up exhibition organised by Illustrators Ireland & OFFSET my “sitter” wrote a little text about herself:

“Graphic designer, typographer, writer, teacher, swimmer with a mild fear of sea creatures — real and mythical. Loves making and reading beautiful books, vibrant colour and affogato. Avid baker of sweet things, coffee drinker and Mum.”

So to help overcome her fear I made her Queen of the River Liffey in Dublin. This is the illustration in full:

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Illustration artwork for the exhibition “The State of Us” at the Chocolate Factory in Dublin.

Exhibition: The State of Us, Chocolate Factory in Dublin 16th of June

So I’m part of this massive exhibition in Dublin – “The State of Us” group exhibition!

Illustrators Ireland in association with OFFSET is holding a massive event – a pop-up exhibition. Friday June 16 2017 at the The Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1. Doors open 7.30pm.

90 of Ireland’s finest illustrators, painters and designers make portraits of each other.

Co-organiser and illustrator Steve Doogan explains: “The State Of Us will be a large group show of portraits, a one-night-only event staged by Illustrators Ireland in association with Offset. We have 90 artists, around 65 of whom are illustrators or painters, and the rest are designers and art directors. Each person makes a portrait of somebody in the group, but also gets their portrait done by someone else. It will be a snapshot of a big section of our creative community, hence the title. All works will hang from wires strung across the space, 90 pieces at A1 size.”

Knocknarea Linda Fahrlin Strandhill Sligo art 1
Work in progress.
Knocknarea Linda Fahrlin Strandhill Sligo art 2
Work in progress.
Knocknarea Linda Fahrlin Strandhill Sligo art 3
Work in progress.
Knocknarea Linda Fahrlin Strandhill Sligo art 4
Work in progress.
Knocknarea Linda Fahrlin Strandhill Sligo art 5
Just some finishing up tp do along the edges.

Exhibition: Luan Gallery, Athlone

Luan Gallery in Athlone just before the opening of the “Without the words” exhibition. Amazing sunset and kids mural on the way. The Exhibition “Matters of the Heart” is installed and ready to open. Lovely artworks, collages, paintings and sculptures from the members of Illustrators Guild of Ireland.

Luan Gallery, Grace Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

 

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