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:

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

Storytelling day.

Today was a storytelling day. I really enjoyed reading Magic Mountain to 4 classes with heaps of great questions. Walked 4k’s between blue skies and green fields in sunny weather. ☀️Good food 4 dinner, and good company 4 the soul. All good things comes in 4rs. 

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.

Bologna Book fair 2017

Bologna book fair bookmark by Linda Fahrlin #BCB17

This week the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is on. On the fair you can find Illustrators Ireland at location PAD. 25 stand: B/87. At the stand browsers can pick up this illustration I made in the shape of a bookmark.

Although I’m not going this year I plan to go visit next year. There will be so much to look at and so many talks to listen to that it’ll take a year just to plan how to spend the time 😉


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