. . . was going to be a repeat of last year's one, just with different colours. But then I thought that would be a bit of a cop-out. Not really 'challenging - technically or creatively'. So instead I decided to try to re-create one of my favourite Charley Harper drawings: Female mantis eating male mantis.
(Have I already mentioned to you how much I love Charley Harper? LOVE him. His stuff is genius. Stylistically it's everything I can only dream to be. Oh to be that talented).
So here's this year's diary cover . . .
And here's a close up of the mantis, getting stuck into it . . .
I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be a fitting image for the year ahead.