A Trail Of Life Issue #1: Making The Leap - The Illustrated Journal Of An Accidental Artist - Doug Neill

 

In June of 2013 I started making daily drawings – each day I would sketch out one thing in my immediate surroundings.

At about that same time I developed a habit of journaling – each morning I poured my thoughts onto the pages of a notebook.

I’m now combining those sketches with excerpts from the journal and a year-after-the-fact perspective to share my struggles and small successes along the way to becoming an artist - a title that I’m working to live up to and a career that I happened upon by accident.

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Here are a few of the drawings and journal excerpts included in the book:

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13-6-25-ShotGlass-01

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13-7-19-SanFranciscoFromSausalito-01

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13-8-14-TentCarlLake-01 13-8-14PCTSign-01

This is the first installment of an ongoing series. It is a recounting of my first three months of floundering after quitting my job as a substitute teacher and jumping full-time into an independent career as a sketcher of ideas.

This book is a conversation with myself (past, present, and future), but I hope it also starts a conversation between you and I. I’m documenting my life as a way to live my own more intentionally, but also so that I can hear how others are living theirs.

So join in on this ongoing conversation about the search for a fulfilling life.

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