My daughter's found her reindeer antlers and we're about to pull out the Christmas Tree.
Illustration VideoAs promised, here's a time-lapse video of my illustration process from That Christmas Feeling picture book, written by Lili Wilkinson.
For those who are interested in the more technical aspects of my illustration process, I have a longer version of this video including descriptive captions, explaining my technique here.
Christmas Holiday Art ActivitiesFor those who live in Brisbane and are looking for a Christmas activity to do with your kids, I'll be at Riverbend Books (193 Oxford Street, Bulimba) this Saturday, 9th of December at 10.30am. You'll just need to book your FREE tickets here: https://riverbendbooks.com.au/events/kids-event-that-christmas-feeling
I've recently added some activities themed around That Christmas Feeling picture book to my Kids Activities page. Be sure to print out some of these to keep your kids busy over the holidays. Well, busy enough for you to enjoy a quiet cuppa at least.
• Colouring page • Santa List Colouring Page
• How to Draw a Christmas Tree • How to Draw a Christmas Puppy
That Christmas Feeling Book Reviews
Today's @dailytelegraph Funday #LoveOzKidLit review:
"The realistic watercolour illustrations cleverly create an “every family, every Christmas” setting and the story encourages young children to think about what makes Christmas special. “That Christmas Feeling” celebrates the importance of family. Even without the traditional food, tree, carols and home, when Dottie is surrounded by her family, “It feels exactly like Christmas.”
More reviews... Kids' Book Review ; Boomerang Books Review by Romi Sharp ; Boomerang Books Review by Dimity Powel ; Glam Adelaide ; CBCA Reading Time
That Christmas Feeling
Written by Lili Wilkinson
Illustrated by Amanda Francey
A gorgeous, heart-warming story about misplacing the Christmas spirit, and finding it again.