Last week I finished the illustrations for a new book, which will come out at the end of the year. It is a lovely story written by Jane Godwin (a companion book to All Through the Year) and I can't wait to see it all laid out with the typography. Marina Messiha and I are enjoying discussing making the cover very beautiful!
Now it is full steam ahead with my other special book that I have been working on for a long time. The deadline is at the end of February and I would dearly love to have it ready for then or close to. Our family life, including moving studio last year and preparing to move house soon has meant that this next month will be very busy! I have detailed lists, calendars, mapping of every hour to see where I can squeeze in some extra time for illustrations. In the evening when I am told to put my work down for an hour, I have opened the sewing box to create my feathered friend who features in the story. I will post her progress, but this is the beginning.