This was easily one of my favourite pages so far to colour in. I'd looked at what other people had done with this on Johanna Basford's gallery and I very quickly started picturing what I wanted this to look like in my book. It's not turned out exactly the way I was imagining it, but it's pretty close.
I decided that I wanted the plants around the compass to represent the changing seasons. So on the right side is autumn then winter, and then the left side is spring and summer. Spring also sees a cameo from the Very Hungry Caterpillar.
I wasn't sure about colouring in the inside of the compass, but in the end I just went with it. I coloured in a lot of the blue while I was on the phone to my Mum one evening. Looking at it now, I sort of wish I'd done all of the centre in the same colour, though I think it gives a sense of the different colours of the night sky which was the effect I was going for.
I'm slowly moving away from the green, red, orange and brown leaves as well. I've managed to use some blues in my winter section of the compass. I'm aiming to get some really fantastical coloured leaves before the end of this book!