Gentle Giant

This Dame is an anxious Fabadoodle that fears her own shadow. Everyone assumes her size makes her fearless but she is just a gentle giant who relies on her best mate to help her not to panic.Dame Daisy1Dame Daisy is however concerned because her sole mate is a little distracted from his duty of care lately.


What does an illustrator do when asked to produce their Biog?

Me Biog

A new voice.

Goldfish 3 with bubbles

I think he might sing opera or something of that kind. A clever pet like my fish is really hard to find.


Title B

I have something to tell you,

Fish 1 in bowl

It’s the most amazing thing.

fish 2 in bowl

I have a pet goldfish,

Fish 3 in bowl

And really he can sing!

Winkelwomann illustrates

Quality fish n bubbles

I have decided to stop trying to find my ‘voice’ and just draw. For me, some images are more about the concept than the visual.

What’s in a name?

It’s approaching 2 years since I christened my first Soft Dog drawings. I believe branding my fast growing collection of vibrant characters creates a stronger more unique identity.



Copyright  2015 Ciara Winkelmann.

Fabulous fabric patterned, Ciara doggie doodles. A brand that is growing!

Conceal and Reveal

Attending the Children’s Books Ireland annual conference looking at truth and lies in children’s books I was introduced to the magnificient award winning Author/Illustrator Barroux.
Ciara's Elephant

Making my mark!

The great Oliver Jeffers said “It all starts with the pencil and imagination.”

Pencil collective

Shortly after I became a new member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) I met the wonderful Colleen Cailin Jones, Ireland’s Regional Advisor. She has encouraged me to get involved and discover a network that supports and encourages anyone with an active interest in children’s literature from picture books to young adult novels.

SCBWI Ireland EAST Social 6th June

ME, myself and I.

The ME's‘ME’, ‘Flowery ME’, ‘St. Patrick’s Day ME’ and new ‘Easter ME’, where do I go from here! When I drew my ‘ME’ for my facebook profile little did I know I was creating a character in her own right. There is something special when one of my creations takes on a life of her own!

2015 Easter ME

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