book watercolor by Helen McLaughlin

Wondering what we're doing here? This explains it, but for the tl;dr crowd (don't worry, I got you):

Beginning February 1st, I’m writing a daily report here, one that documents my progress toward a long-imagined—but not yet executed—dream of creating a small book on wonder (of which I've already written a good portion of the content). I’m committing to showing up to do the work for an hour every day, every single day of the month, and I’m committing to full transparency with you about how that creative hour is spent, for better or for worse. Let's dive in.



Cautious about falling in the gloomy/despondent hole again, but mostly in good spirits

Sleep Rating



Waxing Crescent



What I did

Inspiration-hunting, continued. Still on a Sara Midda bent. Her page layouts are typically sparse on text and heavy on illustration—which makes me wonder if I should try experimenting with fewer words per page (and more pages). Easier, more engaging to read? Space for mind-wandering? Not sure yet.

Time spent

This morning over coffee, between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and between 9:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. CST


What I learned today (in haiku form):

There are cycles to / everything (not learned today, / simply remembered).