I’ve always been passionate about drawing, it’s something that has brought me much joy and while I’m in the process of drawing something, everything else around me is silenced and I feel at peace. Losing your self in a drawing is wonderful.
Just lately I’ve been trying to make drawing a bigger part of my life and I’m really loving it.
At the weekend I was feeling particularly anxious on a car ride and whilst waiting for Hubby I decided to get out a piece of paper from my bag and a pen and just drew. It didn’t matter what it was, or if it was any good I just drew because I wanted to and instantly the anxiety left me. There’s something about refocusing your energy into something positive that drives the fear away. So I intend to make this a habit, to help keep me calm when I feel vulnerable and also just to enjoy more of this wonderful gift I’ve been given by God.
I started up ‘The Journal Project’ recently and it’s been such a great thing to get people drawing again and making drawing a bigger part of their lives. The simplicity of taking paper and a pencil just makes it so much easier to begin.
I hope you’ll join us and share your sketches.