After months of procrastination and creative blocks, stuck on the idea that I needed to create something worthy of the task I finally put pen to paper in my Sketchnote Project notebook.
I had several ideas for themes. I wrote about The pressure of the blank page back in February in the hope that it would it would spark my motivation. It didn’t.
With the deadline looming I decided that I would do a page a day in August. The notebook has 32 page so that worked out well. And rather than random subjects I chose to treat it like a visual diary. Which has turned out to be a challenging but therapeutic exercise during the COVID lockdown in Melbourne.
When finished, the book (which was a wonderful gift from a friend) will be sent off to be part of The Sketchbook Project.
During lockdown I have been journalling, and writing letters as a way of getting away from the screen.
My sister moved back to Perth with her fiance recently. I thought I saw them in our local park, but it wasn’t them.
New lockdown restrictions in Melbourne mean that (with few exceptions) we cannot travel more than 5 kilometres from our home, or spend more than an hour a day outside for exercise.
A rough day, so I just put down what was on my mind.
Enjoying a bottle of red and lamenting a lack of inspiration.
Treated myself to a huge bento for lunch. I miss Japan.
Wanting to do something quick on a Friday night I went free-form and accidentally sketched my husband as I saw him emerging from the scribbles.
If there is a theme to this week it would have to be ‘shaking out the cobwebs’. It felt good to be drawing again, but it was far from effortless.