Strange day — the day after Father’s Day. I woke up and felt like I’d been hit by a metaphorical bus. I hadn’t managed to get enough sleep, and the sleep I DID get was restless.

Today isn’t a performance day, though, so I could afford to go back to sleep. And I needed to, but I still toyed with the idea of staying awake. My amazing wife settled that dispute and SENT me back to bed, like one of our kids. And she was right to do so.

I have time. So do you. Go back to sleep. You’ll feel better.

Duration: 45m

Medium: Graphite and Cretacolor, Cretacolor on Newsprint

What went well?
I managed to get my drawing time in early after a micro-nap. Even though it’s a Monday (one of my weekend days). It was nice to be back in the cabin to focus on my art. I’m just glad I was able to make some progress today.

I also feel like my earlier gestures were decent, but the quality of my gesture drawings declined as I kept working. It’s usually the opposite.

What didn’t go so well and what can I learn from that?
I’m still incredibly tired and stiff. I almost feel shaky. I need to get higher-quality sleep tonight if I want to be able to perform at the level that I expect of myself. Still, I’m proud of being able to push through and hit a little bit above my “floor” of 30 minutes today. No more excuses.

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