Below I've posted four more pages and related notes (click on an image to see a larger version):
Page 11 : Here I've created a set of individual pages: the first drawn on Saturday, while visiting Mayfair mall with my family. I sketched several unrelated items just for fun. I made the gentleman writer accidentally look like a midget... proportional error strikes again! ;-)
Page 12 : This is a sketch of my son's stuffed Roger Ribbett, built at the Build-A-Bear Workshop on his birthday. Roger was a gift from Nathan's aunt Darlene.
Page 13: I wanted to experiment a bit more on this spread, with minimalist sketches. Page 13 is a sketch of my blank Moleskine and G2 pen with comments about the blank page. Sometimes I fear the blank page, so the only cure is to shut the book or dive right in and draw or write. Lately I've chosen to dive in.
Page 14: This page started with a Lao-Tsu quote I love. I let the quote sit on the page a while, then added a bit of personal commentary on the lower right part of the page. I love this quote because it reminds me to remember the small things and take care of them now, rather than paying larger consequences later on. It's not always easy to do this, so the quote serves as a good challenge to my attitude.
Reader Rolf Gloor offered some excellent constructive criticism of my work so far, suggesting that I balance words and images and remember to leave some breathing space. It was excellent advice, which I'm gladly taking to heart.
I do hope you're enjoying the sketches. I'm hoping to get 30 pages completed by January 15th, so I have to keep moving here. Wish me luck! :-)