Finally it is completed! Five years is quite a stretch to illustrate a book but here it is. As a sneak preview of what is to come, here are a couple of finished panels. Let’s hope it’s out soon.
The Schermbrucker archive
An exciting development for our family. Dr Alan Kirkaldy from the history department of Rhodes has shown interest in writing up the story of Ivan Schermbrucker, my late father-in-law. This has spurred us to put a huge range of materials that we have in our possession (letters, craft, photographs, documents etc.) into some kind of order and capture it digitally. If you are interested in this story, see my novel Lucky Fish! which is a fictionalised version of my husband’s experiences when his parents went to jail in the 60’s
Lucky Fish, Jacana
Children of Southern Africa
Six books in this series are out!
Myrtle and Daneco, their life in Kassiesbaai, South Africa
Thobeka and Samukelo, their life in Yeoville, South Africa
Mauro and Adelaide, their life in Quelimane, Mozambique
Lindeka and Vuyane, their life in Malkerns, Swaziland
Kero and Beeby, their life in Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Lebohang and Polo, their life in Ha Lesala, Lesotho
Two more books in the series are currently in production:
PS (as of September 2015 ) and here they are….
Ndapewa and Johnny, their life in Ombili, Namibia
Justin and Jessica, their life in Maun, Botswana
Duzi Publishers, Shuter and Shooter
A small picture book for the under 6s, this lyrical text is based on the latest research that proves the dung beetles – many varieties of which, by the way, have two pairs of eyes – navigate at night using the stars and especially the Milky Way. I illustrated it using pebbles, sand, stones, grass and found objects.
Domestic Associations / Domestic Excursions
An exhibition of paintings in the form of cloth books at 6 Spin Street Cape Town. To view the work look under ‘paintings’ on this web site.
An exhibition of dark watercolours at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town. To view more of the works look under ‘paintings’ on this web site.