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1. room for everyone

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2. Earnest and Endearing ~ or, always escape from pockets

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Filed under: children's illustration, dances, flying, journeys, love, moon

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3. violin coming from somewhere up there

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Filed under: children's illustration, flying, journeys, songs

1 Comments on violin coming from somewhere up there, last added: 1/16/2014
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4. hatching plans

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Filed under: children's illustration, journeys, map

2 Comments on hatching plans, last added: 4/14/2013
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5. chapter four ~ tincan express (from the continuing adventures of bear (small) and white fox)

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2 Comments on chapter four ~ tincan express (from the continuing adventures of bear (small) and white fox), last added: 4/30/2013
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6. write your heart in the sky

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Filed under: journeys, love, snow, stars

4 Comments on write your heart in the sky, last added: 4/30/2013
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7. nice owl’s small story

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Filed under: children's illustration, circus, dances, journeys, poetry

3 Comments on nice owl’s small story, last added: 5/30/2013
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8. Horatio and Promise

a beginning…

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Filed under: journeys, love

3 Comments on Horatio and Promise, last added: 9/25/2013
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9. so many ways to travel

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Filed under: autumn, flying, journeys, love, songs

1 Comments on so many ways to travel, last added: 10/14/2013
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10. blue-brights and moon leaves


Filed under: dances, flying, journeys, moon, stars

10 Comments on blue-brights and moon leaves, last added: 9/7/2011
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11. Juniper


Filed under: flying, journeys, paris, songs, spring

11 Comments on Juniper, last added: 9/23/2011
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12. the captain was tall


Filed under: flying, journeys, one-tooth dog, sea

8 Comments on the captain was tall, last added: 10/1/2011
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13. Journeys




Over the past twelve months I've been doing a lot of travelling. I've been moving around a bit within my own continent, and making forays into a couple of others. I've travelled into a new decade too. Psst! Don't tell anyone but I'm now in my sixth.

Visiting other countries is fun, slightly scary when done on my own, and keeps me on my toes. I'm very lucky that I'm fit and able to do it, and have had the funds. But what if I was unable to physically travel?


Arguably, the most important journey of all is in our minds, and where better to broaden our knowledge than to use a library? Books, music, the internet; it's all there, in a warm and safe environment for everyone to freely use. When times are hard what could be better than to preserve such a resource? In common with many others, I have been vocal in my anger at the closure of libraries in my country. The argument isn't over yet, with a myriad of legal challenges being heard.

Even during WW2 the government saw the huge importance of such an institution, and in spite of all the difficulties, libraries stayed open. Publishers printed as much as they could for sale too, on bad paper, which was all they could get. You can occasionally find these books in secondhand shops, with the request printed inside to pass them on to others, particularly members of the armed forces. The war was characterised for many by bursts of highly stressful action followed by long tedious hours of inactivity, which can be just as stressful in a different way. It was recognised that it can be very healing to lose yourself in a good book. We may not be at war like in 1940, but the need for libraries is certainly still there, for adults, and for children. Stressed out through lack of work, or happy and innocent at the beginning of learning about the world. We need libraries.

There's another sort of travelling that I've been doing as well, and that is the great journey of self discovery. Fortunately, you don't have to buy a ticket, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home, but it can still be scary, especially when delving into the depths of your feelings with a close relative, as I recently did. Thanks to my sister being so open we both ended up feeling enlightened, with lots of useful discoveries made.

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4 Comments on Journeys, last added: 11/5/2011
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14. I have a literary agent ~ yay!

I am so excited – Jo Williamson, from Antony Harwood Literary Agents, is now my agent! Yippeeee!!


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3 Comments on I have a literary agent ~ yay!, last added: 11/10/2011
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15. when sparrows sing summer ~ two poems


Filed under: flying, journeys, poetry, songs, summer

2 Comments on when sparrows sing summer ~ two poems, last added: 9/7/2012
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16. Sudden Hill


Filed under: bear island, children's illustration, flying, journeys, snow

3 Comments on Sudden Hill, last added: 9/8/2012
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17. Samphire Blue


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1 Comments on Samphire Blue, last added: 9/24/2012
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18. my other new blog ~ Bear (small), White Fox and Very Hairy Sheep

The illustrated adventures of three friends, which will be updated regularly. Go here to read and follow: bearandwhitefox


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19. hello

I haven’t been posting lately – I got unwell last year and have been in hospital a couple of times, but getting stronger day by day – yay!

One of my publishers just asked me to make a bio – she said I could draw it if it was easier…so here’s the result!

Wishing you all a beautiful 2013, full of good bits, sparkly bits, romantic bits, playful bits, fighting-for-those-who-need-someone-in-their-corner bits and tons and tons of giggly bits. Oh, and a huge hug and love too, linda xx

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Filed under: children's illustration, finding norway, flying, journeys, one-tooth dog

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20. a little walk with a one-tooth dog

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Filed under: finding norway, journeys, one-tooth dog, snow, winter

2 Comments on a little walk with a one-tooth dog, last added: 2/20/2013
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21. the very lovely and brave-plumed bird

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Filed under: children's illustration, flying, journeys, stars

2 Comments on the very lovely and brave-plumed bird, last added: 2/20/2013
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22. City Dog and Country Cat: and So We Meet Again!

4 STARS This is a picture book written by Michelle Hall with illustrations by Dawn Phillips.  It is the story of Frisky and her journey back to her best friend Sassy.  Because of a lack of space, Nick’s mother no longer wants a bunch of cats in their apartment.  Nick puts the four cats, kittens really, [...]

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23. two seasons ~ part three


Filed under: flying, giraffe, journeys

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24. two seasons ~ part four


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25. skyboats and stringfishers


Filed under: flying, journeys, sea, songs

6 Comments on skyboats and stringfishers, last added: 9/4/2011
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