Either for work or fun, I have drawn everyday for as long as I can remember. When in 2012 I gave birth to our little girl, it was very natural for me to reach for a pencil and draw to record. It was a wonderful, magical, difficult, knackering first year.
Every day seemed to bring with it a new challenge or breathtaking developmental milestone. I didn’t want to forget any of it. I’d scribble things down as my baby napped. It was often cathartic to make light of situations that were often challenging at the time. By the end of my daughter’s first year, I realized I had amassed quite a pile of drawings. Badgered by friends and family, I decided to try and get them published.