At the outset, Alison decided that once costs were covered, any monies would be split equally between Mary’s Meals and towards funding the next book in the Corrie’s Capers series.
Alison is the Arran Community Ambassador for Mary’s Meals. She is delighted her book project is already helping to feed starving children with £6159 donated since publishing The Westie Fest (July 2018) and The Tattoo Toorie (July 2019).
Corrie was born in Edinburgh and lived with Alison on the Isle of Arran until the ripe old age of 15!
KC registered ‘Dream Dancer’, named ‘Corrie’ after the village on Arran and affectionately known as ‘Corrie Doodle’.
Corrie was a very loving wee Westie who never stayed white for long. She didn’t like to walk too far but would run a mile to greet anyone with a gravy bone in their pocket.
Corrie enjoyed surveying the world from her balcony overlooking Lamlash Bay and had been known to chase cats, rabbits and even the odd red squirrel – rascal girl! Check out her Blog
Alison is a great lover of Scotland, children and Westies. She lives on the Isle of Arran and walked her wee West Highland Terrier along Lamlash beach.
‘Corrie’s Capers’ has been a project in the making for many years, coming to fruition in time for her own grandchildren to enjoy.
“When I heard Alison was looking for an illustrator for a story about a wee Westie and its adventures on Arran, I was quick to respond as I couldn’t have dreamed of a better project! Her story is fun and full of charm, making it a pleasure to illustrate.”
Kirsty Oxley is originally from Ripon, North Yorkshire but moved to Edinburgh in 2013 to start her degree in illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with Scotland and its beautiful landscapes and has continued to live here since graduating.
Following her graduation in 2017, Kirsty illustrated Corrie’s Capers A-Z Posters, The Westie Fest and The Tattoo Toorie.
2020 and work has already started on Corrie’s Capers book 3 which will be illustrated by Tony van Breugel.
Tony van Breugel, born in the Netherlands, found work as an illustrator/designer in a Glasgow Advertising Agency during the 1970s. He later became a partner in a successful Glasgow art studio, embracing new technologies, while producing a daily comic strip in the Scottish Daily news and a political cartoon in the Sunday Standard. In the 1990s he started to work on his own, producing illustrated maps, children’s illustrated books and an interesting series of Robert Burns poetry scenes.
Tony and his wife of 50+ years enjoy their cottage on beautiful Arran.