COVID is no fun, but while I was in bed during the worst of it last week, I was able to make this card for my husband’s birthday, so that was a win. 🤩
There’s something especially delightful about making art in bed. I first got into the habit back in 2015/2016, when I realized that I wasn’t making it to my art table to do my daily creating.
The gravitational pull of my computer was so strong, that once I started work, even just turning around to play for a couple of minutes at my art table just wasn’t happening anymore. 😖
I needed a new tactic.
That’s the thing: what used to work at one time, eventually sometimes stops working so well. So you have to figure out something else that works NOW.
In that moment, I thought to myself, “The thing I do FIRST is the thing that gets DONE,” so the logical conclusion from that was to figure out how to make art FIRST THING.
As in, before even getting out of bed!
And that, friends, is what led to my doodle practice!
Because canvases and acrylic paints were not going to work very well sitting in bed…
But a sketchbook and some Pigma Microns? Perfect!
Turns out there are other media — like a travel watercolor set — that also work in bed. But my Microns are my standbys.
I’ve fallen out of the daily morning doodle practice (many times). But as I also say: the most important practice is just getting back on the wagon. With great gentleness and self-compassion. ❤️
AND, continually reinventing what works for you NOW, in present time.
Which I am in the process of figuring out yet again.
Welcome to life! 😉
What are you working on these days?