No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey.Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn’t the start that matters. It’s the finish line.
~Julien Smith,The Flinch
I’m done. My first every sketchbook is full and I can now place it on my book shelf and head off to purchase a new one.
One thingI learned was that I didn’t always like it. Sitting down to make myself to the work was almost always necessary, but almost as often I was glad I did.
Another lesson: show up and you never know what shows up. I started with the same idea and had it turn into 4 different things, not a single one of them the item I was thinking, but each something I enjoyed.
And lastly, ugly works. I have some king nasty sketches in this book, and that’s more than okay. Between those ugly ones are sketches I love and plan on using. Plus, I learned something with the ugly sketches,and they did add to the page count which allowed me to complete this goal. Everything in life all adds up to the final sum, ugly or pretty.
I will leave my phone alarms on to remind myself to sketch daily, it’s still something I’m going to push myself to do.