In yesterday’s post I told you about the moment of panic I had when I noticed a missing line in one of my drawings. (One that was fortunately only missing from my rough draft copy of the book, not the final draft.) When we last left off, I was trying to figure out how to color the oopsie shapes.

Here’s a reminder of where the line mistake is. You can find it near the bottom of the following photos too.

I decided to take my husband’s advice and not even try to hide the mistake.

And you know what? It doesn’t look too bad. If you want to go mistake hunting, you’ll find it – but if you are looking at the overall picture it doesn’t cause much distraction at all.

By the time I finished coloring I really didn’t notice the oopsie line, the way I colored this mistake, or even yesterday’s misplaced purples along the outer ring. I really like what this coloring says now. It tells me that mistakes are a part of the entire picture, not the whole focus. And memories of mistakes made will pass. Somehow I totally forgot that I spotted and fixed that line work mistake in my first draft. I forgot it so well that it was a huge surprise to find it again when I colored this page. I really love the way this coloring is such a pretty reminder to let past mistakes gently fade away so that what we remember is that which is beautiful.

Today’s coloring is from Balance For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers, colored with these Copic Sketch marker shades.