This was a good week. I was given a great book “Max” by Giovanetii full of wonderful drawings of Max ( a hamster) that I can’t stop looking at. If you are trying to draw the same character in hundreds of different situations you can learn a lot from this book. Giovanetti started out in the fifties as a cartooninst for Punch, which is where most of the illustrators I really like seemed to have worked. My friend Vic made me a lovely bookmark to go with it. She is a very talented illustrator whose work “The Sea Tiger” is in the AOI exhibition at Somerset House: http://www.aoiimages.com. Also, we had our graduation from the MA in Children’s Book Illustration in Cambridge – anyone interested in becoming a children’s book illustrator should take a look at this amazing course. Finally, my first ever picture book proof arrived, which was nearly as exciting as the day I had the offer.