Okay guys, you caught me. I am a born slacker. I haven’t done any drawing in a couple of weeks. There, I said it. What a relief!
I have been putting off creating and posting the last day of my self-imposed “One Zentangle a Day” book challenge. It’s not like the last day’s challenge is super difficult. It just that I keep finding reasons not draw – period. Stress and money troubles have a way to zap my creative juices right out of my body. Of course, Procrastination is my favorite activity too.
I have decided as of today to put my recent problems aside and focus on what makes me happy. Instead of being stressed out and feeling like I am losing control, I am going to take all that wasted energy and put it towards being creative.
Creativity can come in many forms. Currently, I have been doing a lot of knitting, but I feel guilty when I don’t draw or write anything in my journal. I realize now that I have been missing out on the simple joy of observing the world around me and capturing it on paper. It could be a quote, a doodle or practicing a new technique. In other words, I miss drawing.
So I need to find a better balance between my two passions by dedicating a little time to both. Instead of knitting the entire evening away, I should take at least take 15 minutes to draw in my journal or create a little Zentangle tile. I realize it doesn’t have to be every day, but I should aim to draw something a couple of days during the week.
So what do you do when you feel that you can’t draw anything? For me, finding and doodling a favorite quote or saying is just what I need to start drawing again. So here is my quick 15 minute drawing for today based on my own variation of a quote I saw on the web:
So what about you? What is your favorite quote or saying that sparks your creativity? Please comment and share your favorite passage either by typing or posting a link. I would love to see what motivates you to get creative!