stories and illustration



“JUMP!” said the Midnight Hare.

February 5, 2016 - Posted by | Illustration, Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. Enchanting and magical Cara


    Comment by Mary | February 6, 2016 | Reply

    • That’s a lovely comment, Mary -= I am kind of getting the feelng I want now for the book and am enjoying working in a more spontaneous way.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 6, 2016 | Reply

  2. I am looking forward to order your book in my daughter’s bookshop. What about a translation into German? ūüôā

    And I hope, by now your roof and chimney have been fettled. The peace of the night.


    Comment by Sean Jeating | February 6, 2016 | Reply

    • Thank you for the good wishes, Sean. Roof is fixed, chimney pot is awaiting renewal, but all is in hand. Publishing the book in German is a great idea. I’ve had a couple of books published in Germany, 26 Rabbits Go Crackers” and “Twenty-Six Rabbits Run Riot” , originally published by Orchard Books. I can’t remember the titles in Germany and don’t have them here, as when I got married again a lot of my stuff got put in store and has been there ever since (we don’t have much room here, the last time my husband came back with a book case he attached it to a wall in a cupboard as there was nowhere else for it!). I was impressed by the reviews that were collected from teachers about the receptions of the translated stories. They were described as “anti-pedagogical” books, which in German became such a brilliant word.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 7, 2016 | Reply

  3. A beautiful drawing Cara, touches the child in me…


    Comment by clinock | February 9, 2016 | Reply

    • This is rather a new use of gouache and crayon for me, and I am enjoying the freedom; and knowing you appreciate it means a lot, so thank you, John.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 16, 2016 | Reply

      • You are always welcome Cara. I might try that combination gouache and crayon, sounds interesting…


        Comment by clinock | February 17, 2016

  4. Lovely! A dream!


    Comment by robert quiet photographer | March 3, 2016 | Reply

    • Hi, Robert. That’s such a nice comment. The part of the book, when they take off up into the sky, is certainly a Night Journey, with fantastic elements – mmm, yes, obviously, with a giant white flying hare – though this journey also has reverberations in the daytime part of the book, so it isn’t presented as “it was all a dream”…


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | March 9, 2016 | Reply

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