Newsy Bits



My apologies for jamming and cramming a number of recent events into one post, but the month has flown by so quickly and there are a few things I wanted to share. The English version of my first children’s book, Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess was released this month and it can be purchased here or if you would prefer a signed copy, you can purchase one from Fanfare Books in Stratford and they are happy to ship internationally. I was delighted to be asked by the Globe and Mail to be a part of their ‘Drawing With’ video series in which I painted a quick version of Miss Moon.  Here’s the link if you would like to see how she is created. And what an experience that was. I’ve never been filmed painting before and I was super nervous. Nevermind talking while painting.  Does my voice really sound like that? Ugh.

I also want to mention that I’ve been working on a 2017 wall calendar. I know, I’ve really taken my time doing this.  A calendar just seemed so daunting. What if I mess up and get the days of the month wrong and it wreaks havoc on everyone’s social schedule? These things haunt me, which is why I avoided it. So there may be a sticker on the outside of the calendar seeking indemnity from date mistakes etc….buy it for the pictures.

Lastly, I was well chuffed to be featured in Little Thing China’s ‘Girls Love Illustration’ edition. It’s a super cool magazine full of so many striking visuals that it doesn’t matter that I can’t read it.  Also, Flow magazine featured some of my images as cool tear out dividers in their recent German edition.  The talent being explored and promoted in these international magazines is really inspiring.

Oh and last but not least, that is the brunette version of Extraordinary Chickens on the cover of the San Diego Reader (I’ve had a few emails asking me if it was). It features a story about a front yard farm which makes me want to replicate it, but my front yard is a little bit covered in snow at the moment.


3 Responses to “Newsy Bits”

  1. I love the calendar idea. As it is, I exchange some of your prints in various frames during the Christmas season.

    By the way, let me know if you need an overly obnoxiously disclaimer of legalese. I’m a fan of your work and a lawyer based in Texas.

  2. Marty Musser

    I was just browsing the interwebs a few weeks ago for my wall calendar for the year, and I had the thought, “I soooo wish Janet Hill did a calendar!” I am overjoyed you’re doing one! I will order it for next year as soon as you list it. Yay!!

  3. Nicolette

    Agh! So excited you will be having a calendar for 2017!!!! I love my Miss Moon Book and of course my hubby bought me a bunch of prints again for Christmas! I literally say every year I def want Janet Hill prints! So happy for you being featured in so many ways! I loved the little video of you painting Miss Moon! So fun!!!! Just absolutely can’t tell you enough how much I adore your paintings!!!! hiowfully someday you will make a huge coffee table book with all or at least most of your beautiful paintings as I wish I could own them all but not enough wall space!


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