I've been intrigued by my sketching habits. For much of the month of June, I sketched for 5-7 minutes each morning as part of the Morning Watch devotional time that I led live on my church's Facebook page.
I would return to the same sketch over 3-6 mornings. I made sketches like the one above and below.
On Sunday, I returned to my habit of sketching in church; I was part of a skeleton crew there to help with the livestream of the service. I came up with this sketch, which perhaps has more of an Advent theme than a July theme.
I suspect many of us are in this Advent frame of mind, watching and waiting and hoping.
On Wednesday, I created the sketch above. I started in the morning and finished in the evening. If I had known how much it would change, I'd have taken a picture in the morning. Here's what I captured from the Morning Watch broadcast:
I thought it would go in a different direction, a blue and brown direction. Last night, I kept adding more and more color and then the swirling black lines. I love the way it turned out.
I return to a theme that must feel familiar by now: when I feel like I haven't been doing anything creative, let me remember that I have. I may not have been filling up my purple legal pads with poetry, but I have been creative.
you’re perfect just the way you are
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