Of course I keep seeing things I could change or improve but I think after nearly two years of working on this project, it's finally time to let it go, and give it in.
That's not how I was feeling this time last week when I received the printed books I had ordered and they were... just really bad.
The printing itself was fine, but the binding was just god awful, and after a panic and quite a few tears I decided to suck it up, and bind the book myself.
And... I'm actually pretty pleased with it. I'm sure there are actual bookbinders who will be like - what on earth was she thinking?? But, meh, if I had received this from my original printers then I would have been perfectly happy.
And in a way it could be seen as a good thing, as it gave me a chance to add/change a few things that I wouldn't have otherwise.
I'd just like to take this little chance (even though they're unlikely to see it) to mention a few people that kept me calm through the last couple of weeks of my printing/binding nightmare.
My London printers, Orange, over at Covent Garden, were absolutely incredible, giving me advice about papers and binders and laminations.
Plus the guys up at Shepherd's Faulkners gave me great materials and binding advice so I felt a little less like I was going to balls it up entirely.
And last, but most definitely not least, all the family and friends who made sure I didn't have a complete meltdown and end up rocking in a corner muttering about the merits of case binding over perfect binding.
Anyway, enough of the mush, our show is fast approaching and I'd love to see you all there!
The show is open to the public from the 6th September all the way until 8pm on the 13th! So there's plenty of time for you to nip down to Camberwell to see it. The hours are 10am-8pm on weekdays, 11am-5pm on the Saturday, and the show is closed on the Sunday.
For more details and a little look at some of the outrageous talent on display, head to camberwellillustration.co.uk
So here's a little sneaky peak at my brand-spanking new book, hand-bound by yours truly. I won't be giving you a look at the whole thing (not even on my website), because if you want to see it... well, you know where to go ;)