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Tracy

It looks absolutely perfect to me, I'm not surprised it makes you happy, I don't think I'd ever want to come out.
I know my little niece has Dear Santa (I shall pay special attention next time I read it to her!)

Lucy

Oh you lucky lucky lucky thing! Your studio looks like a little slice of heaven to me, its absolutely fabulous! True, it does look a weeeeny bit chaotic but oh so inspiring and happy too, I would SO much love to have a studio space of my own. In fact I confess I am a little envious here, trying not to be too green lol!

And as for your illustrations, wow, they are amazing, what talent you have. I vividly remember reading "no place like home" to my children (age 3 and 5) who chose it from the library just a few months ago, in fact I have to say that me and my husband enjoyed it as much as the children.

I am loving your blog Vanessa, its a daily treat for me to log in and see whats next, thanks for keeping it up :)
Lucy
xxx

Alice C

Thank you for that peek into your world. My children are too old to have read your books but I adore children's picture books and try to keep in touch with new publications. I shall keep my eye open for your books when I am in the bookshop tomorrow.

Jen

It's a beautiful studio! My sewing room/yarnorium looks like a bomb went off in it. Personally, I'm suspicious if someone's work space is too neat. :)

Jen

Lin

What a lovely studio. I would like to come and nosey through it!! Your illustrations are great. I read some of those books to my child.

RI

WHAT A LOVELY "PLAY ROOM"...
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY...
WE CANT HIDE OUR TRUE SELVES,
WHEN WE HAVE A SPACE OF OUR OWN...
I LOVE YOUR COLLECTION OF CHINA...
THE PHOTOS OF YOUR SPACE ARE LOVELY
I REALLY LIKE THE ONE OF THE BERRIES,
AND THE SHADOWS THEY HAVE MADE ...10/10

Tricia Garrett

Thank you. I love having a peek into people's spaces. Although "busy" it does look very pretty. How come I manage the busy without the pretty?!

driftwood

what a lovely studio, and your illustrations are great, we have a few of the books, but not the mole ones which look great, love the one holding up your books!

Bee

What a lovely place..thank you for letting us take a peek, are those penguin mugs I spy? I have some the same. I have a copy of Bringing Down the Moon now off to see the Dear Father Christmas book.

Sarah

I totally missed this post as you have two pages one month - dur!!

anyway this is such a dream of a studio, I absolutely love it! the perfect combo of stylish, messy, organised and just...pretty!

Love S x

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!


  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon