This week I started my facetime sketchtime session with my sister with the "hello" warm up. It involves writing hello hello hello hello, over and over and over and over. As many times as you want. Using whatever writing implement you see fit.
I like the "hello" warm up because it is uncomplicated AND it doesn't have any S's in it. I don't like to write S'.
Once that was done I moved on to trying to draw a flower. With a micron pen. Using small lines for shading. I kept going until I was fairly certain I could not make it any better. Then I took out the watercolors. And there it was. On the page. Unsettlingly dissatisfying for some reason. I told Mary Ann I was just going to keep thinking, and she told me "many problems can be solved by thinking". So I mixed up a nice red orange color and painted it all around the flower and found I liked it much better.
Then I worked on this butterfly for a few minutes. I did not paint around it with reddish/orange paint because it didn't need it. Not yet.
Next I worked on letters while Mary Ann told me all about the Swedish travel journal she was making. I pretended not to be jealous and told her I was glad I wasn't going because I don't like writing S's and it would hard to make a Swedish travel journal without any S'.
Next up - figuring out how to write Sunday on this page. With an S. That I like. I wish Pam was here right now. She would write Sunday on this page if I asked her real nice. She makes killer S's.