Don't worry. Everything is going to be amazing.

It was one of those days when I woke up and wished I could go straight back to bed. Working as a freelance illustrator means that my days are largely self-motivated. If I don't get something done, I'm the only person I have to answer to (aside from the occasional deadline). And... speaking of deadlines, I love them, because then it means that I'm needed! But this also means that I am often too hard to myself. I probably speak more harshly to myself, and more critically, than any manager, editor or boss would. Sometimes I need to remind myself to enjoy the moment, and remember that I'm doing what I love.

So, I went for a walk in the (almost) rain to clear my head and attempt some ambulatory encouragement. Low and behold, the universe sent me the sign I needed. At the corner of Westbourne Grove and Chepstow Villas in Notting Hill I saw a shop window whose sign read, "Don't worry. Everything is going to be amazing."

I suppose I have to take the universe at its word, and believe that it is true. Wasn't it Deepak Chopra who said, " attention: nothing is random, your life is full of signs and symbols."

I haven't posted much artwork lately, mostly because my current illustrations are of the boring variety (more Roman pottery, anyone?). However, I have been turning a little bit of spare time to working on one of my book dummy ideas. I had shelved the sketches for "One, Two, Buckle my Shoe" several months ago because I couldn't see where they should go. But, now I have a little more clarity.

And remember. DON'T WORRY: Everything is going to be amazing!