My husband despairs of the fact that I have a very complicated and inflexible ranking for the mugs in our house. Obviously, we have hardly any that match (don't like anything too matchmatchy; each inhabitant of our mug cupboard made its own way there) and I have Strong Opinions as to which are used for what. (Only for myself, others are welcome to whatever barbaric habits they prefer.) To begin with he refused to pander to my fusspot ways, but I have noticed that I now rarely get a drink in an Inappropriate Mug... I guess that's love?
I have recently been introduced to Blurb, a site that lets you create your own books.
A friend of mine wrote a little story for her niece and asked me to illustrate it before Blurbing (?) it into a book to be a Christmas present. It was pretty speedy and the quality of the final product is lovely, so thoroughly recommended to anyone out there who's always wanted to see their words/pictures/photos in print but doesn't fancy taking on the publishing industry.
A birthday card I recently drew after one of those conversations where we realised that a large mug of tea and a bacon sandwich are no longer the magic cure-alls they once were for the morning after the night before.
But also seems very apt for this time of year, what with all the abstinence and what have you. I'll raise a wheatgrass shot to all the healthy resolutions!
(I'm hopefully going to add a small selection of cards to my Etsy shop at some point over the next few weeks which should include this one - will update once it's done.)