Happy place

So…I have found my happy place! It’s sketching in bed….go figure. Not reading in bed….sketching.

I find it soooooo relaxing. I loooove my happy place. Makes me want to stay in bed all day.

So now, my sketchbook is never too far away….it’s actually within reach. First thing in the morning….last thing at night. Curious as to how long this infatuation with my sketchbook will last….

So far….sketching is my meditation. I could eat, sleep, sketch…all day (or maybe not all day)

But I did notice….I found every excuse in the book not to go out yesterday and I completed four sketches…. yay me. Better not turn into a sketching recluse….yet.

Sketch prompt: Liberty

Sketch prompt: rag

Sketching is fun….

I start every single sketch with ‘oooo I don’t know….’ daunted by the blank page till I make the first mark. Then I want to put another mark. It’s like one step, then another….slowly creating more marks.

The trepidation is ok….healthy even….cos drawing is a learning process….teaching your eye to see. However your drawing turns out….celebrate it like I do….and keep practicing. Drawing is like playing ‘I spy…’ you become more aware.

Sketch of my 2013 passport photo –
Royal Academy doodle prompt of the day was ‘passport photo’
Clue
Yesterday’s prompt from Sketchaday App

Ever since the lockdown the RA have been posting doodle prompts on Twitter.

Recently I discovered the sketchaday app…..love it!

Take your time…don’t rush yourself….enjoy the mark making process. It is a journey….not a destination. (…simply had to throw in that cliche)

Healing…

When I feel out of sorts …sketching is the only thing that makes sense.

Last week I lost a loved one….mama (my mum/in-law) who was an absolute gem. Still trying to make sense of life…and all that circle of life s**t that I keep hearing…seemingly to console me doesn’t help much. I know we all die sometime but I miss mama and pointing out the obvious does not diminish my loss.

Sketching her has helped…Itotally get why art Therapy heals.

Rest in peace darling mama.