Moira Wairama: author, storyteller
“The idea for this story came to me when I was asked to journal my dreams during a retreat I attended many years ago. At that time I was a solo mother with three children struggling to survive on a reduced benefit and trying to wake my own creative child. Later I began telling this story as part of the storytelling workshops I ran for various women’s groups. Then when I started writing for children I dreamt of creating a picture book around this story, one that mothers could share with their children. When I first saw Linda Tilyard’s amazing art work I knew she could help me make this dream come true.”
Linda Tilyard: artist, illustrator
“My work is involved with people and their stories, particularly the stories of women and children and the lives of the unsung and unseen.
The ancient and modern both fascinate me and I use imagery which explores global concerns about the future and our place in the world in general I like to look for our connectedness, as I believe that our similarities are greater than our differences.
My family is a large part of who I am and art is the rest. Family keeps me grounded and ‘real’.”
Anne Johnston: graphic designer
“I love problem solving and the challenge of learning about new products and services and helping my clients turn their ideas into hard working pieces of communication. My experience has taught me that images and words are ‘one’ and that when they are created together the results are powerful.”
Graphic Design Wellington