A successful sketchbook page demands to be looked at, which is why I love this “Perfect Summer Day” concept! You can’t help but study all of its little rectangles. Like the “Coronavirus Quarantine” page, this spread records a special point in time. In a decade, you’ll observe your own “Perfect Summer Day” page, and you’ll be reminded of where you were at this point in your life. Here’s how to make one:
1. Make a List
First, write down a list of the ten events or activities that would happen in your ideal summer day. (Meals are great inclusions! What do you prefer to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this season of your life?)
2. Draw 10 Squares/Rectangles in Your Sketchbook
Next, use a ruler and a pencil to draw ten squares and rectangles. Begin by drawing three squares at the top, then draw two horizontal rectangles in the middle left. Make two vertical rectangles on the middle right, then finish up by drawing a long horizontal rectangle, a small vertical rectangle, and a square at the bottom.