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Doodle A Day
This month I’m trying something new, and I’m loving it. I’ve been drawing a doodle a day. I’ve been drawing a wide range of things already, and it has been so much fun! I’m really excited about where this month will take me, and next month I’m planning on sharing this process with all of you by running my very first Doodle A Day challenge. If you want to know more about that, make sure you subscribe to my Newsletter!
I’ve been keeping up with this new task for a few different reasons:
First of all, it is helping me with my artistic ability. I’ve always enjoyed being crafty, but drawing is something that I believe most people have to work at to be better and gain skill. I can already see improvement in my abilities in the last five days just from taking my time and being patient as I try to draw new things. I’m not always going to be incredible, in fact, I may never be incredible, but I’m growing each day, and that is what is important.
Also, I’ve been setting aside time at the end of the day when my kids and husband are asleep to work on my drawings. I typically start by turning on my audiobook. I’m reading the Dresden Files right now. I don’t normally have a lot of time for reading, so I love audiobooks. I listen to them in the car, while I Bullet Journal, and now while I doodle. If you are curious about Audible you can use this link to Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks. While listening to my book, I take this time to relax and focus on something that makes me happy. I was struggling with not having time in my day where I put everything aside and focused on my own joy, so I’m slowly incorporating new things to ensure that I have that time.
The most helpful thing for me so far has been YouTube. I’m a huge lover of YouTube. I seriously think it is the best place to head when you want to learn about anything. I make videos over there about my Bullet Journal, and I have spent hours and hours learning about a variety of things from other people’s videos. When I wanted to get more serious about drawing, I headed over there to check out some tips and tricks. I ended up finding some advice about tools, and I’ve been using them for my drawing and loving them! Here is some of the items I use for drawing and would recommend: