I've been busy with various projects, most importantly the birth of a new baby boy, who arrived on the 8th of May. He's four weeks old today, and we still haven't named him.
The other big thing I've been working on since the end of last year was a design for the mascot for the 2012 Olympic Games. I made a shortlist of 20, then a second shortlist of 5 and finally a shortlist of 4 (they were really putting themselves on the line with that decision). I finally heard (also on the 8th of May) that we hadn't made the next selection, which was a shame. It's frustrating to have put so much work into something which ended up going nowhere but so it goes. The experience of working on something like this has been quite a strange one: I think a lot of the decision making was political rather than creative. I found this hard to deal with having had so much freedom in the work I've been making recently.
I've also started a new blog for publishing my drawings here: