I've been admiring the delightful and fun illustrations of Susan for some time now. She has a huge amount of new ones on her website www.montyandrosie.blogspot.com/ all with a festive theme so I thought it was perfect to highlight them here on TAS to get in the Christmas mood.
Susan lives in Bristol, UK with her beloved dogs that give her much inspiration. Monty and Rosie, the border collies are often featured in her drawings.
She has published a book 'White Lies and Custard Creams' which is available here.
Here's the blurb on the book:-
All Liz Houston wants is to keep her head above the financial white waters of her life. Somehow, though, other people, including ex-husband Hugh, repeatedly get in the way.
Hugh just wants a quiet life and to be there for the people he cares about. Caring about Liz does not lead to a quiet life…
Moocher, Liz’s Border Collie, wants to be where all the crumbs are; he wants to keep all his paws, but most of all he wants to keep Liz company as she rides the rapids of her life.
Add in odd-shoe-wearing lodger Simon, Git-next-door, a lost brother, an illicit fortune stashed away decades ago, a trio of part-time thugs, kidnappings, a tree-climbing tortoise and a dog-flap with a story of its own, and it becomes apparent that a few white lies (and custard creams) between friends are the least of Liz’s problems.
Enjoy this little bit of fantasy and return to your childhood with Susan's adorable images!
Happy Christmas from all of us at TAS.
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