Shoo Rayner, the exuberant British illustrator, did a great lesson on staying inside the box — or getting the box in your head. Draw hundreds of boxes! Draw, draw, draw! I took his advice. I think taking time to draw has made me pace better and not get mover’s hysteria or extreme fatigue and arthritis flare ups. I’ll see how it works moving day — the day after tomorrow!
It hasn’t been all packing and drawing, though. I finally finished Mr. Beardsley, a grandpa doll I’ve been working on for my friend Sara, a graphic & fabric designer at Saraink, and her son little Lincoln. My husband was NOT the model — he just happens to have a beard.
Little Lincoln is only 17 months old and is already almost as tall as him mom. Good thing Mr. Beardsley is rugged.
Now all the sewing supplies are packed (along with a few more unfinished projects). Tomorrow the big journal and colored pencils go into a box and I’ll have just the journal in my purse and the pens and pencils there — a mere half dozen. I think I’ll survive.