A perfect gift book celebrating the joys and reality of a year of family life from popular daily blogger and illustrator, Doodlemum. Warm and funny, tender and instantly recognisable, the book captures the day to day joys of children, pets, school runs, holidays, housework and messy domestic bliss.
Most parents photograph their children growing up, but Doodlemum (Angie Stevens) posts a drawing of her children and their family life on her blog every night (after the kids have gone to sleep). She draws everything from holidays to pets, tantrums to camping. All captured in a few key strokes of the pen.
Angie Stevens's enthusiasm for drawing developed in childhood and she went on to study illustration at the Unviersity of Westminster. After shis, she says, came 'the tsunami of children and marriage' but her passion for drawing never left her. After the birth of her third child, 'a bit exhausted, sleep-deprived and probably suffering from a bit of post natal depression', her husband bought her a collection of Moleskine notebooks and suggested it might help to start drawing again. It did, and in 2010 the Doodlemum blog was born.
Over 1000 illustrations later, Doodlemum is established. This is the book her fans have been asking for - perfect for them and for those who will fall in love with this tender and funny picture of family life in all its messy glory.
Angie Stevens lives in Wales with her three children, her husband, a rescue dog, a cat with no tail and chickens. She also shares her home with a laundry basket that's never empty and toys. Her ambition is to be able to see the floor and win the vacuum. She describes herself as a 'mother artist, noisy, chocolate loving and permanently tired.'
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