More and more, I find myself wanting to work at the intersection of my two passions – writing and doodling. I’ve been playing in the sandbox a bit already, with my cards, Obscure Word Doodles and illustrated posts, but I’m feeling a need to push myself a little harder so I’m starting a new series on the blog called “Coffee Shop Moments.”
For a while now, I’ve been posting on Facebook the really cool little moments that I often witness when I’m writing in coffee shops. Now I’m going to start posting them here with some original “coffee shop” art.
I’m excited about this because it will give me a chance to A) practice my hand lettering (which I sorely need to do), B) experiment with some different doodling techniques and tools, and C) justify the time I spend shamelessly eavesdropping on people in coffee shops.
Plus, I think it will be fun, and probably a little embarrassing as I come up against the edges of my capabilities again and again… but that’s how the edges get moved, right? As I was writing this post, Maria Popova, from Brain Pickings, posted this quote from Amelia Earhart: “The more one does the more one can do.”
That’s what I’m hoping!
Okay, enough explanation. Here’s my first Coffee Shop Moment…
Coffee shop couple
On a completely different note, thank you BIG to everyone who took a minute (literally) to watch and vote for The Boy’s 50-second Teens Drive Smart video, “Rules of the Road.” I have no way of knowing how we’re doing, so I’m forced to keep reminding people to visit the top 10 finalists page, watch “Rules of the Road,” vote for it, and share it. Votes will be accepted until 11:59 EST on July 28th. The top three vote-getting videos will win substantial scholarship money, and I can’t tell you how much that would help us.
And I promise, this is the last time I’ll bring it up on the blog. (Unless we win. Then I will doodle you something spectacular to show my appreciation.)