I started drawing these beautiful leaves and got really annoyed by how fussy I was getting. Deeply lost in the weeds of tiny variations in color. Was any of the light coming through?

So I started again, determined to use just a few colors and keep the shapes and shades simple. Actually, now I think each drawing was successful in its own way.

Also, I somehow accidentally included a very old photo that must have been in my WordPress media library. It’s an internal window in the funky apartment we rented in Mexico in 2010. I figured if it wanted to be in this post, it could be.