Lehla Eldridge is a mother, a wife, a friend, a blogger, teacher and the author and illustrator of The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women, The South African Illustrated Cookbook and she co wrote Jump, Fall, Fly from schooling to homeschooling to unschooling. She has also illustrated Excuse Me I’m Trying to Read by Mary Jo Amani, which won the NAESP best picture book 2011 in America, Shooting Star and I am Me, You, Us and We by Caroline Trowbridge and Color Up by Ann Skinner Jones and Karen Foss, which is due to come out in May 2018.
She has been writing and illustrating since she can remember. She trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she went on to work as an actress for 10 years. She was also awarded a scholarship by Twentieth Century Fox in 1995 to go to South Africa to study theatre. She now lives in Devon with her husband and three children who learn at home. She is an advocate for giving children respect and self directed learning.
You can find her writing about unschooling at http://unschoolingthekids.com/
She is currently working on a new vegan cookbook with her family.
ABOUT THE STYLE OF HER WORK
Lehla in Kitchen (taken from The South African Illustrated Cookbook)
She works with line and watercolour. She also hand draws line and then fills in colour digitally in photoshop. Depending on the style she thinks the work requires. She loves colour and also enjoys working in black and white. Please feel free to contact her through the contact form for illustration work or just to connect, she likes to meet people and is good at answering e mails.