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

My Soft Dog and Me!

I’ve heard it said that owners begin to look like their pet and ‘Zigzag’ is my true pet. Becoming one with the fabadoodle canine breed has brought me perfect companionship.

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.

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