Cherie Dignam has always loved drawing…and nature, and all animals, especially CATs. An aspiring picture book illustrator currently working on her own projects, she hopes to self publish this in the near future. “When I am not working to keep my pet cat, Boris supplied with endless tins of tuna, I create from my home a short walk from the beach in sunny Perth, Western Australia.” I use a variety of mediums, including coloured pencils and watercolour, but I am at my happiest with a good old-fashioned dip pen and ink. I love wonky lines and I don’t really like drawing cars or anything too technical. My desk is usually covered in paper, ink splotches, water, empty tea cups, pencil shavings and biscuit crumbs.