It feels a little strange to be starting my work year so late but yesterday I was back into it, writing 2 long articles (if you missed yesterday’s Reflections on our NZ trip click here), planning out my year and restarting my morning cafe visits.
As it was already 30C at 7am in the morning and my normal cafe receives morning sun, I went to an alternative cafe that has good air conditioning. I love their cups!
This sketch was done in the sketchbook that I purchased in Auckland. It is called a Fabriano Watercolor Book and it has paper that is similar to that in the Moleskine watercolour sketchbooks. I am still in the process of testing it, but so far I am really loving it. Why? Well because it is creating lots of lovely marks and textures! If you are a beginner then this paper might not be the best – I think it will be harder to achieve a nice smooth wash on it. But for the way I work it is great. Look at all those crazy back runs! I will do some more testing and write a detailed review (such as this on for the Pentalic sketchbook). Note: the paper is very different from that in the Venezia book.
Anyway, time to get into work, Day 2. I still have lots of detailed planning to do, to reduce my big projects into smaller actionable steps and then to allocate them evenly throughout the year. It is going to be another busy year with dedicated blocks of time to work on specific projects. I also need to create some measurable check-points for my yearly goals.
What about you, did you set some goals for 2017? It is a list of things and do you have a plan how you will achieve them?