Sunday, March 13, 2016


 Windows to the world (and hopefully lots of visitors!). The door is a minty green on the outside.

..and windows into a children's book 
(paperback version, which doesn't allow anything printed on the inside cover, hence only one page of endpaper)

The first quarter of 2016 has been full of new things so far. Two new books that I illustrated are out (Red's Road to Green is only available in the US at the moment, but will be here soon), and more to follow. The excitement of our new house and coming home to see it changed every evening. Being engaged (since before Christmas), though not making any plans for a wedding yet (that part fills me with dread).

Today was my first time back in the garden this year, and it was glorious. I had been working 12-hour days for a festival, and it is only now that I am back to my normal routine that I realise what I have been putting my body through by spending so much time indoors, hunched at a desk. We went for a walk up our boreen and another walk down to the beach and filled our lungs with sea air. A fire in the stove, lovely surprise guests this morning, who didn't mind the layer of fine dust (from sanding the walls) everywhere - this has been a perfect day.