My Sketchbook

So cold you can see your breath #emmaquaysketchbook

Shoes for a little star/little stars for shoes #emmaquaysketchbook

Contemporary dancers #emmaquaysketchbook

Expressive toes on my morning walk #emmaquaysketchbook

Will you have your nose in a book this weekend? #emmaquaysketchbook

Not the sharpest pencil in the box, luckily! #emmaquaysketchbook

First steps, in pen and ink #emmaquaysketchbook

Talking about diversity in children’s books #emmaquaysketchbook

Creativity at Family Day, Carriageworks, NSW #emmaquaysketchbook

Ink girl and her pen #emmaquaysketchbook

Emma Quay, illustrator -

Drawing dancers without looking at the page #emmaquaysketchbook

Making time to close the lid on my computer and play with paint (after I've popped this on Instagram - ha ha!) #emmaquaysketchbook

Which painting would you choose to take home from the art gallery? #emmaquaysketchbook

The Easter Bunny sorting through his records #emmaquaysketchbook

Children’s books are my cup of tea #emmaquaysketchbook

Children of all ages are now welcome at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney #emmaquaysketchbook

"Nice hat" in pen and ink #emmaquaysketchbook

I've eaten the kids' Easter eggs again! #emmaquaysketchbook

Ink drawing with a hand-made dip pen #emmaquaysketchbook

Finding inspiration (A quiet 'Aha' moment, for Andy J. Pizza) #emmaquaysketchbook

A barely-there drawing trying to tiptoe out of my sketchbook #emmaquaysketchbook

My dip pen #emmaquaysketchbook

Desperation on the Sunday before Book Week! #emmaquaysketchbook

Rebecca Servadio’s footwear, drawn at the VIPs Industry Forum #emmaquaysketchbook

A drawing wearing an illustration. #emmaquaysketchbook

Her favourite colour (Chartreuse) #emmaquaysketchbook

Children need to see themselves in the books they read #emmaquaysketchbook

His nibs, in pen and ink #emmaquaysketchbook

Emma Quay, illustrator -

Today, I've been playing with scissors #emmaquaysketchbook

Wattle pompom #emmaquaysketchbook

Please don't draw me with that pen again! #emmaquaysketchbook

'Curator' — Sunday morning at the art gallery; Sunday afternoon on Instagram! #emmaquaysketchbook


Beautiful words from Eric Carle, creator of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’:

Ever since I was very young, as far back as I can remember, I have loved making pictures. I knew even as a child that, when I grew up, I would be an artist of some kind. The lovely feeling of my pencil touching paper, a crayon making a star shape in my sketchbook, or my brush dipping into bright and colorful paints — these things affect me as joyfully today as they did all those years ago.
— Eric Carle

HOOP by Emma Quay, limited edition print from an original watercolour -

HOOP by Emma Quay, limited edition print from an original watercolour -