Though I was the kind of kid who loved Art class in school, and even took it as an elective in junior high, I wouldn’t say I have an innate talent for it. Still, it can be fun for me, and really reignites my creative energy for things that interest me personally, in addition to the creative energy needed to do my freelance writing. So, inspired by Rory, I’ve been doing Inktober this year. It involves drawing something in ink (though I do it in pencil first) following a series of one-word prompts. I prefer to do my drawing before seeing what any of my friends and family come up with for that day (my daughter is doing it, too!), and it’s fun to see just how different everyone’s interpretation is. Some of mine turn out pretty neat, others are less inspired. Some are things I can draw passably, others are a bit of a reach. But we’re only a week in and I already smile more often and feel motivated for personal projects.
And these drawings take me about 10 minutes or less per day, so it’s an easy time investment to make.