Review, ReDo, Repeat…!

I look for one thing and find another.

It happens a lot.

I went looking for a sheet of drawing paper to make labels for the homemade jellies this time. It’s that part of the summer–when the fruit has come in and I have more than I can handle. I process what I can, and freeze the rest for later.

So I have a lot of jars of blackberry jellies and fig preserves, along with several sketchbooks full of notes, drawings, and ideas.

I went through information collected from years of writing conferences and self-assigned drawing projects. I looked through sketches, read through notes I’d made and tips for the writer/illustrators.

Maybe it was a lot for me to handle right at the moment when I collected those ideas. Maybe I had more than I knew what to do with at the time. And maybe, just as with the fruit, I decided to use what I needed, and save the rest for later.

I think I’m ready now…to use what I learned by drawing out illustrations from published children’s books, and then to get to work on the ideas I have of my own.

I’ll be busy. There are a lot of things on my TO BE DONE list.

Happy Creating!

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2 responses to “Review, ReDo, Repeat…!

  1. Paula, this really resonates with me; I’m going (slowly, too slowly) through my storage bin of stuff I didn’t get sorted out before moving last fall. It’s amazing what we save, isn’t it — little messages of help and inspiration to a future self

  2. P.S. we were at a gathering last weekend where a couple brought dried watermelon. They’re in a CSA, getting a watermelon a week and needed to be creative (and it was GOOD!)

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