I love dogs .
And I love kids .
Both make me laugh and fill my heart with sunshine.As we say here in Australia , ” That’s noice.” (Translation – “That’s nice ” or “That’s so truly delightful ” )
And , in fact as well as being an illustrator/artist/cartoonist/ mum , I am an occupational therapist with little deaf kids . And to answer the question you are thinking , and that most people ask me – yes, I can speak in sign language , but please don’t ask me to TRANSLATE a deaf persons signing as ” I went to The Maldives for my last holiday ” will look to me like ” Can I eat the scrambled egg on your shoe?”
So anyway , back to the original point of this blog post…
When I was commissioned to create an artwork to draw a little boy , Henry , with his Border Collie doggy , Alfie ( don’t you just love the names ???!) by Henry’s Aunty Lisa , as a gift for Henry’s 1st birthday , I immediately dropped everything else that I was doing (fortunately that was not a little deaf kid) and scrambled to my 12.9 inch 256GB iPad Pro and trusty Apple Pencil and start creating this drawing on the weirdly named , but extremely cool app , “Procreate ”
I’m pretty happy with the result.
As is little Henry’s Aunty Lisa .
And it was reported to me by Aunty Lisa , that when the parcelled up picture of Henry and Alfie had been flown the 1,797 km from Brisbane down to Melobourne , and was ripped open by little Henry’s parents , his mother cried tears of happiness when she saw the delight before her .
And that made made me happy too .
Which is “noice ”
So have a noice day. Check out the entire picture of a Henry and Alfie on my noice Illustration page on this website .
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