Lately I’ve been reading through the Artist’s Way and this last week had a “reading ban” as one of the tasks. I don’t really read much- I often go for audio books. I can’t craft while I’m reading, but I love listening to things, especially stories while I’m working. Sometimes its just the radio– shout out WRKF baton rouge’s NPR station– or maybe something like This American Life. But I definitely love audio books, even though I’m not very good at picking good ones.
So as a result of not really spending a lot of time reading, I broadened my definition of what the ‘reading ban’ should entail. So that meant: looking at my phone for anything other than *reasonable app/text checking*. So no just scrolling through Facebook or snapchat stories. Which brings me to the discovery and topic of the day.
What do you do on your lunch break when you’re the only one in the break room? Or when you’re just at home unwinding from work with a cup of tea????
Weekly sketchings. It’s the perfect answer.
One night, I was going through my files on my computer and the papers and sketchbooks I have in my studio and I realized how much I used to sketch and doodle and just play around on paper and how much I DON’T do that anymore. Drawing now seems to be more about some kind of end game, like, I need to design something, or explain something. No little studies and stories or spills of the imagination. Drawing is a skill to keep up with and build on, too!
This is going to be a recurring post built for celebrating sketching and the wandering of the spirit.
Hoorah, first posting of Monday Sketch Therapy.