Copper is a paper quill porcupine that lives in our printmaking workshop. The kids that attend our workshops help affix her quills, which are slivers of recycled paper from a commercial print shop. Drawing porcupines is relaxing - you should try it.
Check out my daily gratitude doodle journal, started back on Nov. 30, 2021. I wake up every morning, come up with three random things to be thankful for and doodle them in my journal. Daily gratitude practice helps you approach the day with a positive outlook and it’s been working for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, but adults need time away from kids more than just once in a while. It needs to be structured and it needs to be a regular occurrence. Last few weeks of summer convinced me!
Lochlan and I have been sketching out the bear for a few weeks now and we finally got one that we like. Now we have to really start writing the story and drawing this bear in different positions and settings.
My new parenting technique of forcing my kids to write paragraphs & read chapters to earn back devices, is actually carving out time for me to be more creative. Check out my initial sketch of Fred our papier mâché Octopus and his fun adventures.