I find drawing to be hugely therapeutic, not only as a stress release and mind-clearer, but to help me be more child like, more daring and less afraid of failure. I do not need to be perfect when I draw – in fact, perfectionism plugs up my creative flow.
Here are just a few drawings I have done, with a brief story behind each.
Swirls and Eye
Drawn on the way to Greece. I had just come out of hospital, and was nervous and excited about the trip. Doodling calmed me.
Fruit bowl and cup of tea
Having just moved back to the UK from Denmark, I couch-surfed and stayed in friend’s homes for a few months. This sketch was drawn on one of those days where I felt a bit overwhelmed with not having a nest to call my own.
Stones from beach
Also in Greece, I spent the days walking along beaches and cycling in the hills. I took some of the rocks and made them into small presents for friends and family. After I had done this, I stumbled upon The Kindness Rocks Project that does a similar thing.