I was out for drinks with friends a few weeks ago and described my desire to reconnect with my creative side. "I see myself painting, in front of a large picture window, looking out onto a lake. I'm painting large format, watercolors, with a huge easel."
One of my friends Kal said something to the effect of "okay, so do it". Very matter of fact. Go and do it.
So what did I do? Nothing. I don't have a large picture window overlooking a lake. Nor do I have an easel.
But then I had some time Saturday night and found myself wandering through the journal section of McNally Robinson Booksellers. And my eyes fell upon this simple, unobtrusive watercolor notebook by Moleskine.
I bought it and while John read Harry Potter to the kids, I got out some pens.
And I started drawing circles using a drinking glass.
I added more lines within the circles.
Using my watercolors, I added color.
Until I had this:
I had totally lost myself in the task of creating for more than an hour. And I was so glad that I had just done it!
(I'm looking for more ways to connect with my creative side and ordered this book from Amazon. And you can see the wonderful creative work of the people that I work with every day at my plantable paper company)