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.