It has almost been 3 weeks since my surgery and I have had my post-op visit with the surgeon. He is pleased with the progress of my healing and even though it will take a while for the swelling to completely go away, my lip is looking more symmetrical.
After a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, I focused on filling the last few pages in my journal with sketches, then going back through the sketchbook and adding color to some sketches. Somehow, I seem to manage to get the ink sketches finished and then am on to the next sketch before I have time to add color. But I am having a great time adding it now, especially since I am beginning to feel color deprived as the Fall colors are gone outside.
When I can see that the upcoming month is going to be too busy to do my normal sketching, I divide a spread in my journal into a grid and attempt to make one mini sketch most days. It helps keep the flow going in between normal sketches. It was so fun coloring in these mini sketches for July.
I am adding color to more sketches from my 2018 journal. Stay tuned for updates.