Some days are rougher than others. I decided against my usual banter on design and writing for today.

Instead, I’m sharing the monster I painted last night, created in order to bring cheer to the world. If you’re going through a hard time, I hope he will uplift you. He wants to give you a cup of hot cocoa and a hug, and to celebrate a new day with you.

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake,” wrote Thoreau. So, Happy New Day.