Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A little bit of romance on this wet Tuesday…

Sun and Moon by Dame Barbara Hepworth

Sun and Moon: A Love Song II

The Sun, he rises high above
As Moon, she sleeps and dreams of love,
And as she lifts to light the night
The setting Sun retreats from sight..

“Sun, come warm me with your glow!”
“I can’t” cries sun, “it’s time to go…
And I must blaze and heat and burn
While you must spin and glide and turn!”

They briefly catch each other’s eyes
One needs to set, the other rise…
And so this dance of love goes on
Through days and nights, they sing their song -

“My Moon, please Moon, come out to play?”
“I can’t,” cries Moon, “it’s still the day!
And I must spin and glide and turn,
While you must blaze and heat and burn!”

Two planets ever passing by
Like lonely ships across the sky…
They never touch each other’s lips
And only meet when they eclipse.

© GD 2009

BACKGROUND information...

My first picture book - called A Possum's Tail - is a collaboration with brilliant illustrator Alex Barrow and came out 6th February 2014. A second book called London Calls! is a whistle-stop tour of London, led by a Pearly grandma and her granddaughter. London Calls! came out on 4th September 2014 and is my second book with Alex Barrow. A Possum's Tail was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both books are by Tate Publishing.

Please see my CURRICULUM VITAE for more details & updates.

As well as writing children's books, for children's television and two award-winning children's magazines, I do both private and commercial art commissions, a selection of which you can see here.

The children's shoes are part of an ongoing series of "first shoes", including several cards commissioned by the Almanac Gallery.

Hand-drawn, bespoke invitations, announcements, portraits and menus, such as the examples here are also available upon request..

Any enquiries please email: gabbydawnay@gmail.com


I've been a regular contributor to children's art and science magazine OKIDO since 2007. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY (WOW) beautiful Okido!

An Okido animated kids tv show, based on characters from the magazine is currently in production with Doodle/Squintopera http://www.doodle-productions.com. The original adaptation of the show (co-created/adapted by myself, producer Ceri Barnes and Doodle Productions) was acquired by CBeebies. 52 x 11 minute episodes will be coming to a screen near you soon in 2015.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................
N E W S F L A S H! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO Series TWO is now in production, following a super-successful 52 episode first series!



Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet
Okido Cartoon Forum 2011

Happy Birthday OKIDO!

Happy Birthday OKIDO!
Okido was 5 years old this issue...the wonderful art and science magazine for kids I've been lucky enough to have worked on for the past - 8 - years now