Does anyone think of that Jessica Hische quote daily?
Hi welcome back! So, I think I’m going to make this monthly instead of weekly. I’m can’t spend the time I want to in just a week. I love what’s going on here and I want to make sure it’s not rushed each week (which is happening this week). Also, I love writing little essays for these journals and I hope you like them too. I mentioned procrastiworking in the headline because when I get started working on this newsletter it’s all I want to do and I can’t work on anything else (my brain won’t allow it) until I finish it. This newsletter doesn’t make me any money, but maybe one day it will lead to something that does and I can be doing more of what I love without having to procrastinate.
What are you all doing to stay creative on a daily or weekly basis? Do you keep a sketchbook or journal? Illustrative journaling helps me use my brain and keeps me in a creative mind, but if I leave it for the last minute it becomes a burden. The last thing I want is to make the thing I love doing a stress inducer. Let me know in the comments how you stay creative and how you make a habit of it. If you didn’t know already, you can leave comments on each post in Substack. Don’t forget to share with your friends if you want to. :)
The past couple weeks I’ve been doodling on loose paper instead of in my sketchbook who knows why. BUT, I do know when I do that I usually have some bang up ideas coming through and I can see them all at once when they are loose paper. I did one spread in my “color” sketchbook which is the sketchbook where I’m allowed to use markers and pens. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has multiple sketchbooks for different medias. I made a little comic for this week. I’ve wanted to do comics for a while, but I always overthink them and I give up. So, I finally made one. I make one and I already want to do a whole book of them, but I have to remind myself constantly with everything to take it one at a time and focus on what’s going on now.
Just a small photo update on the garden. Things are budding and flowering.
An essay about anxiety.
What should I wear to my kid’s kindergarten awards ceremony? Do I wear my most ridiculous rainbow blouse tunic thing? Do I wear my pencil bow tie? My measuring tape bow tie? Or do I wear a quiet black tunic with black leggings and no accessories. What do I do if my kid gets an award? Do I “woohoo!” and stand? Do I shout his name? Or do I clap small in my seat and give a warm smile. Will the other kid’s parents know I’m weird if I wear my black tunic and stay quiet? Mama is weird and my kid is too. I’m not sure any amount of blending in can hide it. Maybe if no one talks to me, but then they’ll think I’m cold or don’t want to be there. I’ll wear the rainbow tunic, but I’ll just clap and smile. They’ll know I’m weird, but hopefully they can see I’m quiet and shy and not good at small talk. Are you nervous around other people you don’t know? Why can’t I just be without feeling obligated to speak? Anyway, I’ll just be myself and hopefully I’ll attract the other weirds and then we can sit quietly together and proudly but respectfully clap when our children gets an award.