Hand lettering an entire book is

a lot of work.

I’m just drawing and having fun. I do want to redraw the Audrey Hepburn hat. I will. I do realize that my writing isn’t neat. I’ve always had messy writing. I’m nervous about releasing a book with my writing. I keep rewriting and there’s so many iterations. I’m doing my best. James Victore and Austin Kleon are two wonderful examples of many forms of writing. I am encouraged to keep going. My content is good.

More doodles and for reals plan

Today I sat unmotivated again…I tried drawing with a pencil. The erasing started… and then I let go. Sometimes I forget that the point of sketching and doodling is in ideas. Ideas don’t always have to make sense. The best ones don’t.

I’m going to sit down when the house is calm, without interruption and just draw the entire book. I’ll practice a little tomorrow. I’ll play. I want to draw without thinking.

I went through my watercolor paintings and none of them are quite right for the book. Not one.

This isn’t perfection. I can paint better. I have. I do love the trees and maybe that’ll be the cover?

I won’t keep going back and forth with this book. I’m not aiming for perfection but I need to do my best. I should have fun. I’ll stick to ink doodles for the entire book. I want to improve on my drawing skills. I can use the fall workshop to work on watercolor.

Back to the book, I’d love to sit down and let my mind wander and DRAW.