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Hello and welcome to behind the scenes. Here you will find my latest news and events, my work in progress, including pictures and videos of my illustration process, plus free kids activities and more.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paris Poodle & Girl wall art, decor and gifts



Paris Girl & Poodle Art Series has new additions at my shop!

Wall Art • Girls Room Decor • Clothing • Accessories • Cards • Gifts


Original Pencil Sketch
Paris Girl & Poodle

Digitally Coloured Drawing
Paris Girl & Poodle with Eiffel Tower

Digitally Coloured Drawing
Paris Girl & Poodle in French Girl's Room





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Butterfly Girl wall art, decor and gifts for girls



Butterfly Girl Art Series has finally arrived at my shop!

Wall Art • Girls Room Decor • Clothing • Accessories • Cards • Gifts

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Original Pencil Sketch
butterfly enthusiast dressed in vintage

I sketched the original pencil drawings quite a few years back and thought it was time I breathed some colour into them.

Digitally Coloured Drawing
butterfly enthusiast dressed in vintage
©amanda francey

Digitally Coloured Drawing
butterfly enthusiast dressed in vintage
©amanda francey

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Picture Book coming soon…



I’ve recently completed illustrating another picture book which will be out before Christmas 2017!

Here’s a section of my front cover illustration from That Christmas Feeling - written by the talented Lili Wilkinson and published with Allen and Unwin.

Closer to Christmas, I’ll share a time-lapse video of me illustrating the front cover and a few sketches from the book.

So stay tuned!

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Year - New Mug

Nearly a month into the year already!

A few years ago, I was inspired by Katharine Hepburn's quote ~

'I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.'

While reading this quote for the first time, I visualised Katharine Hepburn as a child, sitting on a hill, enjoying the delight of just being. I had to draw it.

This illustration has become my profile picture for Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Redbubble and many more online places that I've probably forgotten and neglected.

The reason I like this image to pop up in front of me each day, is to remind me to stop, reflect and just be. This gives me a sense of calm.

What else gives me a sense of calm? Tea.

So deciding on the design for my new studio mug was a no brainer.

Being Katharine Hepburn tall mug



I may have gone a little overboard by also ordering myself a new studio notebook though.

Being Katharine Hepburn hardcover journal


original pencil sketch

full colour illustration