A new year is an exciting time. It’s a public declaration for new beginnings, refreshes, and a chance to do things differently. At the same time, it’s a great reminder to continue the things you enjoy.
I started a new sketchbook last night. One of my favorite rituals is to collage the outside of the book to make it uniquely mine, partly to conquer the tyranny of a blank page. I’ve fallen in love with the large Moleskine Watercolor hardcover notebook, as it allows me to sketch with a Sharpie so I can focus more on concept and less on drawing. Every time I do this, it makes me dig out my old sketchbooks and reflect on old projects and ancient thoughts. I cherish the opportunity to celebrate the past and hope towards the future.
What gets you excited for 2012?