This week was children's book week. We had to illustrate the front cover for Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snail and the Rose Tree" - a rather grim tale about a grumpy snail who thinks he's something he isn't and moans a lot. Then he dies.
I was really looking forward to putting in mucho effort this week cos kids books are where I'd like to be. But I had a lot of real life proper paid work to do.
It would've been a bonus if the people paying me good money to come up with fabulous designs had changed their briefs to accommodate snails and rose trees. But sadly they didn't.
So I stayed up till stupid o'clock every night.
The house is a tip. We have no food. The kids can't remember who I am. But I got the book cover done. Yay!
But remember people, not all snails are grumpy. Some of them know how to have a laugh you know.