What a day to be alive - I am swooning over the fact that I’ve just reached 10,000 followers on Instagram. Yes, I realise to most of you that this may be a minor achievement but as a small independent business who has flourished through Instagram alone, this is HUGE.

Over the past few months, amongst the jacket (and now pumpkin) painting, I have been working extra hard and focusing on a slight rebrand for Kate Illustrate. If you’ve followed me from the very beginning, you will have noticed just how much the brand has grown with me. With more followers, likes and comments, it has left me with feelings of acceptance, acknowledgement and confidence.

I could start rambling on about how excited I am with any upcoming projects or spill the tea with any ideas I have in mind, but I’d like to keep this short and sweet. I am feeling very thankful, very excited and just plain happy- Thank you so much for supporting me, you lot really are the best!

Love, Kate

Kate Mottershaw