Updated: Mar 24
Remember that feeling of being completely in tune with yourself?
Yeah, I'm a bit hazy on it myself these days.
But even if everything else is disorienting right now, I still know this one thing:
When I draw something I can usually start to hear my own voice coming back to me. It's in the subtle impulses of "Make a line here. A little darker there." that I can hear it. It's almost like a wild animal peeking around the edge of a tree, sniffing the air, noticing that it's safe to come out. And trust me, I want it to come out right now, because THAT voice is my creativity and my most valued pal... pretty much the only one I want to have on speed dial right now.
And juuuuust in case you're wondering, by "my own voice" I didn't mean my own admonishments of how "this isn't good enough". That's the voice of the hyper-judgey critic and he's not the one I'll be consulting. Sure he's always along for the creativity ride, but he's not the one improving the scenery.
Instead I want to stay connected to my voice because it'll remind me of the agency I do have in this turmoil.
Want the same? To help you to enlist YOUR creative voice for these highly unusual times I put together a free resource. It'll help you to create an effective drawing prompt list that'll keep you calm during these stressful times.
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Let's keep those pencils moving!
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