I love routines. My Friday routine is usually to drop Ransom off at preschool, and then head to one of my favorite coffee shops, Solace. I also usually top off my tank at the gas station that is on the way, because it’s one of the cheapest around.
Once at Solace, I settle into one of the tables along the wall and pull out my iPad. After catching up on emails and other housekeeping, I put on a podcast and work on my Finnegan book for 30 minutes. I use a timer. While the timer is going, I try not to do anything else but work on that project, no responding to text messages or checking my emails. Sometimes I’m super relieved when the timer goes off because I’m not that into it. Other times it goes by too fast and I keep working past the timer because I’m in the middle of a good flow.
I'm currently still at Solace and just got finished working my 30 minute chunk. I thought I’d pop in and let you know how it’s going. In my last post I mentioned that I finally finished all the the digital sketches for the 17 pages of Finnegan's book. So now I’ve transitioned to adding color.
It’s been an awkward transition. I’m still new to adding color with Procreate and haven’t yet found my flow. I wasn’t super happy with how I left things last Friday. (i also didn't follow my normal routine and was at a different coffee shop and felt all off.)
Today I settled in at Solace, started my podcast and my timer and kept going. When the timer went off I still kept going. I felt good about what I produced, and I’m happy with how I’ve left him for now.
Last week I was feeling pretty unsure, but now I’m feeling re-excited for the project and look forward to seeing it come to life with color. And now that I've started and figured out the style of the book, hopefully the rest of the pages will go much faster.
On to page two!
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