Christmas 2016



Here we are again on the road to Christmas.


There are five new Christmas card designs ready to go! And there are a couple of old favourites too.

I’d love to support you introducing a friend to the One behind Christmas. So if you’d like a complimentary copy of John Illuminated to give away, place an order of $30 or more and I’ll include the book (please make a request in the order comments).


My year has been spent working on the Psalms, and I now have a mockup of text and visual concepts up to the end of Book 4 (Psalm 106) and some lovely photos of Tasmania and the Red Centre to inform them. Next year the paintings!

First few pages (draft 5!)


Twee, but…

2 Gold Awards!

Last year, I entered the second annual Book illumination award competition, run by American book marketing company Jenkins Group, ‘honouring the best Christian-themed books published during the year’ and written in English.

Recently, John illuminated was awarded gold in the category keepsake/gift/specialty; and The Scrolls illuminated the gold medal for ‘enduring light–Christian thought’ for an earlier publication than 2014.



Jenkins explains,

With the motto, ‘Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books’, the Illumination Book Awards are intended to honour the best books published during the past year with a Christian worldview. The diverse topics and styles of the 2015 medal-winning books reflect the diversity of Christianity today. The 77 winning books came from 28 different US States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France.

How about that?

Give a Christmas present that explains our Christian joy!

Coming up to Christmas, why not have a look what I’ve done this year (and before)?


Books: Both John illuminated and The Scrolls illuminated present the God we celebrate at Christmas.


Cards: I have added new cards for 2014 to the collection, which present Jesus’ coming in a thought-provoking and unexpected way. And there are some old favourites back in stock. Check all these out on the Store page.

PS: if you’d like to know more about my journey to produce John Illuminated, have a look at the discussion here.

Illustrating outback Australia: Visualising blessing in the Gospel of John

I am taking the original John illuminated on tour in the Spring:


Melbourne 20 October – 27 November 2014


Canberra 5 December 2014 – 11 January 2015


Come and bring your friends.

Ordering John from the Bible Society

For those seeking to order John illuminated from the Bible Society bookshop, please quote the ISBN 978-0-646-91246-2.

Many thanks, Fiona.

‘John’ has arrived!

John illuminated has arrived at the Bible Society warehouse, and 20 boxes of them, and 20 of The Scrolls will be here early next week.

Your invitation to the book launch is below. I hope to see you there!

‘John illuminated’ is selling at $30 RRP, and can be ordered now from my website, or from the Bible Society.

Blessings, Fiona

Guess what arrived in my studio this week?

Two advance copies of The Gospel according to John illuminated, express posted from the printers in Singapore!

The remainder will come via the shipping agent, the ship and through Customs in Sydney, sometime in the next few weeks…

I’m planning a book launch after 6pm Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle on 4 May, and one in Sydney, yet to be confirmed.

Check out the new page on my website,; and watch this space…

Christmas 2012


Tomorrow I’m taking a digital file of Christmas card designs to our friendly printer, and will collect them in a couple of days’ time. You can see the new designs now, along with last years’ – and choose and receive them in time to post before the annual deadline!

And The Scrolls are still available, too!

May your preparation for Christmas be uplifting and hopeful, Blessings, Fiona

Update 27-5-2012



I’m considering going to western NSW to look at the effect of water through the Darling and Menindee Lake systems with the idea of using it to illustrate life, water and light in John’s Gospel. If any of you has any ideas of places to stay or suitable sites to visit, please let me know.


In the meantime, if you are in the Canberra area, I have a show up at the National Australian Botanic Gardens. See this link for details:



Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas season!

May the Lord shower you with his gifts of love, joy, hope and peace in the coming year.

Thank you for your encouraging support, Fiona