The GIY Diaries
written by Michael Kelly, published by Gill Books
Here are some of my favourite of the chapter-opening illustrations from the project. 
You'll see more elements of the book on my profile. 
My most favourite project this year was working with Gill Books and Mick Kelly on the 'GIY Diaries', a fully illustrated cookbook/gardening diary. 
Month by month you will learn how to create a space that gives you fresh, wholesome fruit and veg that tastes far better than anything you can find in the shops.

The project was a huge undertaking, in less than three months I created over 100 hand-painted illustrations to accompany Michael's wonderfully-written text. 

I was tasked with creating full page-chapter openers for each chapter (12, one for each month), 36 full-page recipes, 58 spot illustrations and the cover piece. 
The book has also been nominated for this year's Cookbook of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards! 
You can order your copy of the GIY Diaries here online, or you'll find it in all major Irish bookstores. 
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