I wish I could say that it's because I've been really stinking lazy, but in reality I have been mega, MEGA busy working. And moving, and then settling into a new house.
I moved back in late March which feels like yonks ago now, but it was during the busiest months of my career so far, so safe to say it was all a bit mental.
The house is gorgeous, really happy and settled here. This is a recent photo of my office which I have re-arranged a dozen or so times. My desk set up is on the opposite wall tucked in the corner, so I'm left with lots of space to do roly-polys, or to generally make a big mess, in which I am an expert.
Ignore the tipping cow at the window, he was in a foul mood that day.
On to some bookish news, I received a copy of 'Violet and the Pearl of the Orient' - a book that I illustrated, in the post the other week, which was very exciting! Written by Harriet Whitehorn, Violet is set to be published on 28th August with Simon & Schuster, so not long now!
It's available to pre-order on Amazon, Waterstones, etc if you fancy picking a copy up.
As well as the 'Violet' series, I am currently working on a young fiction series with Bloomsbury, the first book titled 'The Royal Babysitters'
Below is a photo of the author, Clémentine Beauvais going through the rough proofs I did, before we crack on with the finals!
It will be publishing in September, so keep your eyes peeled!
Anything else is SUPERTOPSECRETKEEPYOURNOSEOUT hush hush, but I'll try to remember that I have a blog when the time comes to spill the wordy beans.