July 12, 2019

Several people have been emailing me about my 52 Crows project from 2018, so here's a quick update.

When I started the 52 Crows, I never dreamt of turning it into a book, the whole project was just about connecting people (and as I was new to Twitter), I wanted to see...

May 31, 2019

Hello everyone,

You might be wondering what happened to the 52 Crows project?

Due to a series of events I am putting most of the illustrations up for sale and wanted to let you know first. If you are interested in purchasing anything please let me know and email me at bo...

The Suitor

In the kitchen, unfashionable crockery is wrapped hastily in newspaper and placed in boxes labelled CHARITY. Dad detonates a swear word from the cupboard under the stairs. Uncle Charlie retches violently as he scrubs mould from the corner of the bath. No one...

Once upon a hushed moonless night, a Queen in a far away land gave birth to her fourth consecutive daughter.  The King loved his wife and daughters, but was troubled without a male heir, as to who should rule at the end of his reign.

All his daughters were good and...

September 4, 2018

CORVINE, MINE Erica threw her handbag on the kitchen table, narrowly missing the stained teapot and one of Suzie's seven cats that lay curled against it. She hated having to come to her sister's sty and was never sure whether the taint of ammonia in the air was...

The 52 Crows project is a drawing challenge where Bonnie Helen Hawkins posts a new original illustration related to a crow story every Monday for the whole year.

An interesting piece of writing this week, not a story but instead a prose poem and really difficult to illustration. 


By Victoria Richards

There’s a bird inside my chest. I can feel it there, scrabbling around with its dirty talons, squashed between my rib...

March 12, 2018

The sun shone warm on the oak tree, its wide leaves giving the light a green tinge as it hit the mossy floor of the forest. The mother crow sat in her nest, hidden among the branches. She had built her home with her mate in early spring, lining the twigs with lichen, g...


Do you doubt that I laid these eggs?  Perfection is not easy to replicate, but I have the talent for it and you see here before you three eggs without a blemish.

The watch you ask?  A family heirloom I reply; it belonged to my grandfather and his grandfather be...

February 12, 2018

Coronis and Apollo. A tale of love lost, a Raven and revenge.

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