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If it’s a party, there must be cake!

Posted on: December 21, 2014
If it’s a party, there must be cake!

Finally I get around to putting this photo into the Bragbook.  Here is a picture of the beautiful birthday cake that the National Library of Australia provided for the 10th Birthday party for Mem Fox and my Where is the Green Sheep?  The occasion was also the launch of Penguin’s special anniversary edition of the Green Sheep – a boxed … more »

The Green and Yellow Lady

Posted on: June 28, 2011
The Green and Yellow Lady

Hilary sent this photo of her two lovely  daughters in a bookshop along with this story: ‘Both my girls chose the same book at the shop today. Holly, the five year old, saw Yellow is my favourite Colour and excitedly said, “It’s the Green Sheep lady’s drawing! I love her!”.  Then Claudia, the two year old, copied, and grabbed … more »

Where is the Green Sheep….Dog?

Posted on: June 28, 2011
Where is the Green Sheep….Dog?

I love a visual pun! This is the sheepdog belonging to Hilary, Patrick, Holly and Claudia (the same family as in the ‘Green and Yellow Lady’ post). Hilary wrote, ‘This is Norman, our old English sheepdog ‘reading’ Green Sheep. He seems to enjoy books. We read it to him as Where is the green sheepdog?’ Maybe Mem Fox and I should … more »

Again!

Posted on: May 31, 2011
Again!

I was recently sent this photo by Jonathan (click on the image to get the full version or hit ‘more’), who was trying to work from home for the day, but his gorgeous one year old daughter Mabel insisted on having Where is the Green Sheep? read to her over and over again. (Hooray! I can’t tell you how proud … more »

Miles is 1!

Posted on: May 31, 2011
Miles is 1!

Actually I’ve had this photo for ages, so Miles is more like one and half now. Happy One and a Halfth Birthday Miles! Here’s a fantastic cake that was made for his party – the Near Sheep, one of my personal faves. (Click on the image to get the full version.)

Where is the green flock?

Posted on: November 30, 2010
Where is the green flock?

The fabulously successful Instant Classic Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, has now been published in quite a few different forms in various places across the globe, and it was impossible to resist organising a Christmas photo shoot of them all.   It took quite a bit of time getting them all arranged  so beautifully … more »

Let there be music (and movement)!

Posted on: November 30, 2010
Let there be music (and movement)!

Recently I did a picture for the cover of a cd of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchesta, a new release from ABC Classics.  The cd also contains Tubby the Tuba and Mother Goose, and the talents of Christopher Lawrence, Emma Ayres,  Marion Briggs and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  For the television ad, … more »

Lincoln and his Feet

Posted on: November 29, 2010
Lincoln and his Feet

I just received this photo for the Brag book.  Fred and Jackie started off as fans of my cartoons and prints, and have now established a wonderful tradition of giving each new grandchild my picture books.

“Here is a photo (about 2 years old) of our grandson Lincoln with his copy of “These are my feet”. Loves books and Judy’s are … more »

Mem & Yellow

Posted on: October 31, 2010
Mem & Yellow

Here’s a very cute picture that Mem Fox sent me of her and her grandson reading my picture book ‘Yellow is my favourite colour’ together.  Apparently he really loves the book and they have read it over and over.  That’s a huge compliment as if anyone at all is going to be surrounded by lots and lots of wonderful picture … more »

A Green Sheep cake from New Zealand

Posted on: October 31, 2010
A Green Sheep cake from New Zealand

It seems a bit coals to Newcastle, but Mem and my Where is the Green Sheep? is big in New Zealand too!  Big enough to warrant the honour of being a first birthday cake. This from Kate, with a picture of the cake in progress and of the wonderful final result.
“Here’s a Kiwi contribution to your brag book.  This is … more »

Is it me or is it Jennifer?

Posted on: July 30, 2010
Is it me or is it Jennifer?

A while ago I did a series of simple cartoons about a character called Jennifer.  I’ve just put a piece of one up as my profile pic on my Facebook ‘Like’ page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/judy-horacek/129925351232?ref=s (trying to prove to myself I can do this whole new social media thing!)  

Click on this piece of the cartoon to see the whole thing and … more »

The next big thing

Posted on: July 26, 2010
The next big thing

And you thought Masterchef was huge…  (if you’re only seeing a partial picture, click on it to see the full cartoon)

A Growl is Born

Posted on: June 14, 2010
A Growl is Born

My name is Jordyn Boland and I am in Year 6 at St Brigid’s Primary School.  We were asked to do an art project on an illustrator and I chose Judy Horacek.  I also decided to make a soft toy of Growl at home. I have done a sketch book which includes my interpretation of Growl, along with the materials … more »

The Growl Quilt

Posted on: March 29, 2010
The Growl Quilt

Following on from her wonderful Where is the Green Sheep? quilt, Merle Mitchell made this amazing quilt based on The Story of Growl for my niece Alice.

It’s a beautiful quilt, with lots of episode from the book represented. It probably took as long to make as the book did to draw!  It was much more complicated to make … more »

Baby Noor and the Red Sheep

Posted on: March 29, 2010
Baby Noor and the Red Sheep

Another beautiful cake inspired by ‘Where is the Green Sheep?’. This one comes all the way from London, and it’s the first one starring one of the other sheep in the book.

Dear Judy,

When trying to decide what sort of cake to make for my daughter’s first birthday, I thought that a sheep cake would be perfect. “Where is the … more »

User Error

Posted on: October 3, 2009
User Error

The new pictures this month are of my pictures on the wall at my exhibition at Helen Maxwell Gallery, the image from the invitation for the exhibition, the face of the new soft toy Green Sheep made by Penguin now available in a gift pack with the Green Sheep book (ideal Christmas gift!), and a picture of a beautiful waratah … more »

Elizabeth and Growl

Posted on: August 30, 2009
Elizabeth and Growl

Have a look at this wonderful clip of 19 month old Elizabeth, ‘reading’ The Story of Growl to her dolly. I’ve had it for ages, but I’ve only just worked out how to get it onto the website. (The way to get it onto the website is to ask Ben and he’ll sort it out. Thank you a … more »

Green Sheep Cake for Lucas

Posted on: July 31, 2009
Green Sheep Cake for Lucas

Dear Judy,

This is a picture of our son’s 1st birthday cake.  Lucas simply loves Where is the Green Sheep? Thank you and thanks Mem for such a beautiful book.

Yours sincerely
Ruth and Philip Glendinning 

Just when you thought Green Sheep Birthday cakes couldn’t get any more magnificent, here is the wonderful cake made for Lucas by his parents – idea and two … more »

Feminist Book Fortnight Logo

Posted on: July 31, 2009
Feminist Book Fortnight Logo

I think this is the biggest my work has ever been – a banner across the front of the Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne for the 6th International Feminist Book Fortnight in 1994, purple of course.  I did the IFBF logo – a flying woman on a book in various guises, nicknamed ‘Bookie’ by the organisers.  People came from all over the … more »

Brag Book

Posted on: June 29, 2009
Brag Book

Welcome to the Brag Book.  It isn’t quite working exactly as I’d like yet, but you’ll get the general idea.  It’s stuff about my work, and about people having things to do with my work.  Thanks to everyone who has allowed me to use their photos.   There are more to come.  If you have a photo you’d like to … more »