The Elephant Tree – 2020 Version

The Elephant Tree by Cathy Dunne 2020

I’m so excited as this new, revised edition of the Elephant Tree has just gone to print.  This book has had a total makeover with an improved story and it is now filled with my hand drawn watercolour drawings.  It’s a lovely story about Miguel the Elephant who wants to fly and Ari, a little […]

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The Elephant Tree

Introducing Miguel, the star of my children’s book The Elephant Tree. I’m really excited about this completely new version of The Elephant Tree.  It is filled with my own watercolour illustrations and is such a lovely story.   It will be available to buy from next week from my website.  Preorder now to get one […]

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Rebranded, New Look Website

Irish hare art

Things were quieter than usual during the lockdown.  In some ways it was nice to step back and enjoy the less frantic way of life.  I’m lucky as I live in the Irish countryside so I enjoyed taking time watching birds building their nests and becoming more aware of birdsong with the reduced traffic noise. […]

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Angel Cards

Angel cards Ireland

I have added a number of my Angel cards to my online shop.  These cards were some of the first cards I designed, some years ago.  I hope that they give comfort to those who need it in these strange times. I’m planning to increase this range so please let me know if there are […]

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Something thoughtful …

irish mammy card

There’s no doubt that we are in troubling times, yet people are becoming more thoughtful and considerate.  We miss the people we care most about and can’t visit them due to new restrictions. I remember when we had the economic crash ten years ago, when things got really tough, people became kinder and more thoughtful. […]

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Mammy Cards have a new addition

irish mammy card by catherine dunne

I’ve just added a little texture to my latest Mammy cards.  This one has a funny story behind it.  I sent a preprint copy to my daughter, Dara, saying “what do you think?  I used part of your jumper for this”.  The reply I got was “OMG! WHAT JUMPER?!!” I thought it was too small […]

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Fabulous Frog makes the headlines

Fabulous Frog made headlines this week in the Connaught Tribune.  I’m delighted with this article, which captures the essence of my work these days.  Thank you to Judy Murphy for taking the time to compile this wonderful piece. Click here for a link to the article

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Save the World

save the world cards by catherine dunne

I’ve just added more animals to my ‘Save the World’ range of greeting cards. Piglet, Donkey and the Elephant. I’m passionate about this range and its underlying message about saving the planet and awareness of the animals who will also be impacted yet have no voice. These greeting cards come with an eco friendly, recycled […]

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New ‘Save the World’ Collection

I’m currently working on my new ‘Save the World’ Collection of images.  So far, I have this lovely Panda as well as a whale and a penguin.  The originals are hand drawn and painted in watercolour.  I’m hoping to find a wildlife charity that I can donate part of the proceeds to – still waiting […]

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