This summer, I’ve been immersed in a world of patterns, mindfulness and design working on my third book Mindfulness Moments. It’s been challenging to multi-task as an illustrator and as a first time parent. I learnt a different level of time management between simmering purées, nappy changing, catching up on lost sleep and scheduling my work load to create this book.
Fast forward in time and I'm thrilled to share with you a preview of Mindfulness Moments. Together with the Mindfulness Diary, it will be the fourth book in the mindfulness series which has amazingly sold one million copies internationally. This book is different to the first two books The Mindfulness Colouring Book and More Mindfulness Colouring. It isn't just colouring pages but it contains thirty mindfulness exercises and craft activities which I have enjoyed creating and writing.
Mindfulness Moments is due to be published on 2 November 2016 by Boxtree (an imprint of Pan Macmillan) and will be available in all good UK book shops including Amazon. The book is currently being printed and bound in Italy. The cover design, featuring a pattern of swans on a shimmery lake, is quite dear to me. It is inspired by memories of long ‘mindful’ Autumn walks along the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park with my newborn sleeping in his pram. To finish off the design with that cosy autumnal feel, it will be pumpkin coloured and adorned with shimmery gold foil reminiscent of the sparkling water.