[image title=”Kat Johnston Sketch: Isn’t she adorable? Who needs to stuff a bag full of test tubes when you can just take the lab rat?” size=”large” id=”1551″ align=”center” alt=”Kat Johnston Sketch: Isn’t she adorable? Who needs to stuff a bag full of test tubes when you can just take the lab rat?” linkto=”viewer” ]

Aha! A sketch! An actual, honest to God sketch!

I know, I know. It has been quite a while. It’s been a hectic few months, from real-estate troubles and sickness through to the annoyances that only the festive season seems to cause… I’ve only just gotten over a very ugly bout of the flu that had me moaning and groaning for weeks over Christmas and even into the New Year. It feels mighty good to be somewhat healthy again. So anyhow, all that horrid stuff aside, I’m finally able to get back into things – and what better way to get back into the swing of it with a sketch?

I really don’t have a hugely long-winded explanation for today’s picture. As per usual for quick character sketches, I pretty much let her just draw herself. The side-caption-thingie came after, not before. She was going to have a teddy in her backpack, to begin with, but she rather put her foot down and demanded a rattie instead. I wonder why that is?

But now, dear readers, I am afraid I must depart. You see, my darling hubby has demanded (nicely, mind you) that I do some tidying today. I’m afraid that the place must simply sparkle from top to toe before he arrives back at this humble abode in approximately five hours. Ok… maybe not ‘sparkle’, so much as ‘glimmer'; even ‘gleam’ might, I admit, suffice in a pinch. So long as it looks a bit neater and tidier than it has been in the clutter of after-festivities disarray, I think it might be a good step in the right direction.

If I’m lucky, I might even be able to bribe my sister into helping out too. Ahh, sibling bribery… almost as good as rivalry, don’t you think?