I had a tremendous amount of fun with this small journal. The brightness of the colors, the soothing repetition of pattern-painting, the quiet concentration required for hand-lettering...all of these factors made for a very enjoyable journaling experience.
In regards to lettering, I have several Dover books of copyright-free fonts. I choose a font I think is suitable for the tone and length of the quote I want to letter and then I draw each letter in pencil, referring to the font exemplar as needed. Once the quote is drawn out in pencil, I use an ordinary fine-tip marker to color in each letter. It takes time but I find the process oddly comforting.
Not every page in this journal features a quote. Many pages are just pure pattern and wild clash of colors. I wanted this "field guide" to be as much about the actual process of playing as it was about the insightful quotations that encapsulated the essence and philosophy of play.
This reveal will continue next Monday and Thursday so stay tuned!