I know you will be wondering where the artist Heather Eliza has gone, and why Binky McKee the illustrator has taken over her blog and doesn't get her own website, but hey - it is all me, and the fact is this is what I am working on at the moment (and I really need to update the Binky website!)
I am ploughing full steam ahead illustrating a children's book, which presents a dilemma when it comes to publishing work on social media: naturally, it is totally against the rules to share work for a book before it is published, but in the mean time you want to keep your social media accounts alive. I can, however, share spin-offs from my illustrations without revealing characters, settings, titles or themes, while at the same time building on work for the book. This is what I have been doing on my Binky McKee Instagram, and this week I chose a cat themed week in the wake of folktale week (which I thoroughly enjoyed!)
So here are my cats from the week, I hope you enjoy them. Don't worry, Heather Eliza is still plotting away at a new body of work! And still clearing up my work room following our house move. I am taking a few days' holiday from Instagram whilst focusing on the book and sorting my work space.
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland