I started keeping a paper journal again in January after I took Fran Wilde’s Journaling for Creativity class over at the Rambo Academy (there are some really good workshops over there, and Cat Rambo has scholarships available). I wanted to do something messy and scrapbook-ish (somewhere to put the stickers I accumulate and never want to use! A place to tape ticket stubs!) and just … ramble, I guess.
This week I’ve been drawing in it. I can draw a little bit, cartoony doodles kind of things. Sometimes I think I’d like to learn to really draw, but mostly I’m okay with jellybean monsters and stick figure art. I got out the colored pencils and drew flowers. Some of them look nice; some look not so great. I read (probably on Tumblr) that it’s important to have things you like doing that you don’t feel pressure to be good at, so I suppose drawing is that for me.
(I have got to go to bed early tonight; I slept badly early this week, then last night I fucked up my email and stayed up until midnight unfucking it, so I am tired, y’all.)