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Mother and Baby – Post Natal Depression

April 12, 2014 | Personal Author:

I am participating in the 52 Week Illustration Challenge – where a whole community illustrates to a different theme each week.

Last week the theme was SIMPLICITY….. while simplistic artwork is one of the most complicated to do, I found …


Read what your child reads…make the connection

May 15, 2012 | Personal Author:

For kids and teens, reading can be the perfect escape into another world. A way to use their active imagination, delving into different lives and experiences. Reading has so many benefits.

Sometimes the reading train can be a tricky one …


Be Kind, for everyone is fighting a battle….

January 13, 2012 | Personal, Positive Thoughts Author:

“Be Kind, for everyone is fighting a battle”

This is a quote I hold true to my heart. For many reasons.

Have you ever been frustrated by the driver who seems to take FOREVER to drive through a car park …


12 x 12 in 2012 Challenge – I AM IN!

January 04, 2012 | Announcement, Personal Author:

Julie Hedlund has initiated a fabulous challenge over on her blog…”12x12in12″

12 Children’s book drafts in 12 months in 2012! That is one book draft every month – Crazy huh?

I have decided to sign up for this challenge.

When …


Answering the tricky question “So, what work do you do?”

November 06, 2011 | Personal Author:

It is not surprising that since turning 18 years of age, my accountant has only known me to be a ‘complicated and diverse’ worker! I have never held one simple, predictable, straight forward job….When meeting someone for the very first …


Birth order of children – Does it make a difference?

October 27, 2011 | Personal Author:

I was born an only child (with two step brothers every second weekend), and when I started my own family I was honestly wondered how you could love another child as much as the first – was this even possible? …


Nicky Johnston

Nicky is a children's book author and illustrator. She is the creative director of 52-week Illustration Challenge, inspiring others to connect with their creative souls.

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