Visual Diary #5

A beautiful New York Valentine’s Day – a Vietnamese feast, chocolate and karaoke in K-town:


Chinese New Year – Happy year of the rabbit!


Sadly, the end of my US diary and the end of my travels:


This is the final instalment of my US diary posts. I have, however, continued the practise of regular scribbles in my visual diary … so I’ll post up images from it occasionally. Apart from that, next post we’ll be back to regular scheduling :)

12 Responses to “Visual Diary #5”

  1. 1 Serena April 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    You are inspirational Miss Battersby. Gob smacked I think we call it (and a little envious) of your gorgeous work.

    Glad I could be apart of your wonderful diary ;)


    • 2 Katherine Battersby May 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      You are sweet – thanks Serena. Your work is so inspiring to me, and your visual diary is amazing with its characters, wit and spontaneity. Love it! (and can’t wait to catch up at Voices) x

  2. 3 Lynn Priestley April 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Beautiful, Kath. You clever thing!

  3. 5 Sheryl Gwyther April 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Loved your visual responses to what your author’s eye saw in your travels, Kath. Gorgeous! :)

    • 6 Katherine Battersby May 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Sheryl – I think many of these images will also turn into writings … just another way of recording thoughts and memories. So glad you’ve enjoyed them x

  4. 9 deescribewriting April 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm


    Your pictures are beautiful.

    I love your visual diary:)

    Dee xx

  5. 11 James May 28, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Gorgeous diary pages Ms Batters-by, inspirational. I want to do more drawing just for the sake of drawing :)

    • 12 Katherine Battersby May 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks Sir James the Viking :) I know what you mean. Once you get busy it’s so easy to lose the time to just scribble for fun. NY was a good kick start back into the habit, and it’s been really good for my stories too – lots of new ideas forming…

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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