Surfers Paradise State School visit

Crazy bookmarks workshopBook week still continues as today, Jill and I made a visit to Surfers Paradise State School, for a mini workshop with some of the kids. We had a fun and made crazy bookmarks but ran out of time to take photo’s of the kids creations. These are a couple of my example ones. You can make them into many different faces, animals of all sorts, or stick a moustache on for fathers day, maybe a Dracula or witch for Halloween. The sky is the limit. Give it a try!

Many thanks to the principal De Parker for having us and librarian aide Gayle Borodin, who presented us with a lovely certificate! Pictured here with Jill and I.

Surfers Paradise State School visit

Now we are looking forward to seeing what the kids come up with for the colouring in competition. One lucky, artistic child will win a copy of our book, Mystery, Mayhem & Magic!

Have a beautiful creative week – Marion 🙂


The Ten Penners out and about…

burleigh-heads-ss-MarionThe Ten Penners represented by Marion and Jill will be at Surfers Paradise State School on the 27th August.

We’re looking forward to again presenting our books and having a bookmark making exercise with an engaged audience of children.

Burleigh-heads-ss Jill

It should be another fun day!

We’ll be taking some friends with us to explain where we get ideas from for our characters.

Here’s Red Beard


Red Beard

Our get together in August.

Our meeting last Saturday was great. We had a new face join us. Michelle, who is very talented. And she seems keen to join us which is great. Also Vincent joined us for a second time and we are hoping he will stick around too. I love it when we have some new voices, it makes life even more fun!

August meeting 01
The Ten Penners – Aug 2018

We did a 10 minute creative on the Coles Collectables (are you collecting them?).  There were some fun angles in the stories which had us in fits of laughter!

Jill and I are making plans for our forthcoming Surfers Paradise State School mini workshop at the end of the month. We will be talking about our stories and we’re going to have a craft session making funny face bookmarks!

Have a creative weekend!