I’m on the countdown , nearing the finishing line and hurtling up the home straits – yep I’m finally getting closer to completing the illustrations for my FIRST EVER book illustration commission – ‘Jessie and the Scaredy Cat Brain ” by the lovely Dr Allison Waters .
“Jessie ” is a book about a girl with anxiety . It’s going to be used by Dr Waters in her research and therapy to help children with anxiety . Which is just beautiful .
In fact , little anxious Jessie, her Scaredy Cat Brain and Happy Cat Brain have become buddies of mine .
I have to say though , they’ve at times gotten up my nose and , indeed caused me , their artist designer , to want to say very unkind inappropriate things to them when they have raised my levels of anxiety when the little darlings have refused to sit still long enough for me draw them in a different pose, or when they don’t seem to want stay around long enough for me to find a way of positioning them on the page .. but they are pretty annoyingly cute and endearing at the same time . I love them . I do . Really .
But , even though this project is drawing to a close , some late nights of work in the art studio are still to be had .
Lets just hope I don’t have to foster out Jessie and her feline friends before I finish .
Love to all