It’s a GIRL

The hardest thing about being a pre-published Children’s Book Author/Illustrator is…Rosie arrives …having to put my precious bundle into the hands of strangers so she gets the best opportunity at life in a beautiful picture book.

Giving Thanks

Thanks giving woolies JPEGHappy Thanksgiving to everyone especially all my American friends. My ‘Winter Woollies’ are happy to give thanks to all those that give support to CIARA WINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS. It is incredible that we are fast approaching our 1st Birthday Celebration. Thanks to Barney for our happy home here at ciarawinkelmann.ie, thanks to my family for such honest support and thanks to all the soft dog doodle drawings for the joy you bring.


Poppy JPEG

One of the things I enjoy most about creating each of my ‘fabadoodles’ is the inspiration for their colorful coats comes from a very personal place. My latest Pet has been inspired by my daughter’s favorite summer top given to her for her birthday from a best friend. Working with ‘Poppy’ means I’ll never have a dull day!

A true designer breed

BERRY for website“Berry” is a true designer fabadoodle soft dog. She is always impeccably groomed and appreciates a quality coat when she sees one. However, when Berry meets ‘Sweaty Betty‘ she discovers – it’s not all about how one looks on the outside but what one possesses on the inside that really counts. This amazing fabadoodle picture book story shows, in the most colourful and fun way how looks can be deceiving.

New fabadoodle ‘Dawn’

Fab DawnA new ‘Dawn’, a new day at CIARA WINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS. This latest fabadoodle brings a summertime feel with her bright, leaf green check pattern. There have been big changes at CWI headquarters with a long awaited house paint & decorate face lift. The arrival of my new work desk and a move to the opposite side of the room has shone a whole new light on the creative works! ‘Dawn‘ is a fitting name for my first fabadoodle created since moving because she represents a fresh start & a new day for Winkelwoman @ CIARA WINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS!