Internets, you may remember the story I wrote and sent out last year in lieu of Christmas cards, Queen of the Kitchen.
I really like that story, but it was looking a little sad on the page. What it needed, I thought, was colour. Life. ARTWORK.
So I commissioned an illustration from K. Smirnov, and it is fantastic; exactly as I had imagined Caroline to look:
I particularly love the strength of her forearms and the quirk in her lips – this looks like a girl who cooks a LOT, and has developed muscle to do it, and is not particularly inclined to put up with interference in her life, which is Caroline exactly.
You can click on the picture to see it full-size, or here to see it with the story.