I do not think you can beat travel by bird (unless it is travel by bear, for which I have a personal fondness.)
A preliminary sketch (and clue) regarding the forthcoming picture book I mentioned in my last post. I love this project so much, and it's a good thing 'cause there is so much (exciting!) work ahead. Making a book is like going somewhere else completely, and you live there and you think about the other people that live there and your mind and heart do little else other than fret every moment trying to improve the place and make it as close to perfect as your brain and fingers can possibly muster.
It's like a vacation, except you work your fingers to the bone and stay up way too late and drink too much coffee and tea and watch questionable television and try with everything you have to make it the best it can possibly be, and do absolutely nothing vacation-like at all.
But truly, there's no place I'd rather be.