I used to draw a lot. Especially as an art student in college....years ago. I've been wanting to get back to drawing again. I've also been wanting to start each day with some quiet or meditation time. Combining the two seems like an excellent combination!
I bought a fresh new journal and got started on it last week. I'm beginning with drawing words to focus on throughout the day and more in daily life. I started with "love". I want to approach each person, each day, and the things I do in a more loving way. It's easy to get angry or frustrated and let that cloud the better and more important things like love.
Today, I drew "quiet". I've realized that I tend to fill so much of everyday with noise and chatter. I often turn on the radio or the TV for noise. I also find myself getting nervous when I'm with someone and it gets quiet for a while and find myself talking to calm my nerves and keep the conversation going. I've realized that quiet is such a good thing! I'm trying to have more quiet moments in each day and to quiet my brain and my mouth more often.
I'm using this project as part of my Create 52 challenge. It's creative and it's out of my current norm of creative things I do. It's interesting how drawing came pretty easy to me in the past and I'm finding it challenging now. My hand isn't as confident and the muscles aren't trained to make those movements like they used to be. This is going to take practice!