I forget (too often) that the paths most traveled in my life are worn for a reason—because I enjoy traveling them. I’ve dabbled with lettering most of my life but have yet to devote serious study and practice toward mastery. The same is true with photography. Both nourish a deep need for expression personal, creative satisfaction, which my day job doesn’t always provide because of its commercial nature.
Side projects like the one above deliver that nourishment. I had forgotten these “coupons” I drew for a co-worker several years ago, which she gave to her kids at Christmas. I used only the tools in my bag at the time: a Moleskine watercolor notebook, watercolors, Microns and some Prismacolor markers, and her kids loved them.