When I am working on something from a sketch, it helps to have that to refer to so that I am reminded of what I meant when I was more inspired.
So when I realized I left my sketchbook in my mom’s car when she and my sister drove away, it threw me a bit. I had spent hours on drive back to Ithaca sketching a new concept that had been germinating for a few days, and now that I can start making it, my reference material is gone.
Today I tried re-sketching the idea but the spark wasn’t there. I hate re-creating. I will try another day, but hopefully my lovely mother will mail the sketchbook back soon!
As for the trip, it was great fun exploring with my sister and mom– we hadn’t done a trip like this for a long time, and it was really nice to just spend time together.