Begin by drawing a shape in the middle of the page. It will be your illustration space. You can make it circle, a square, an amorphous blob, whatever size you like. The draw two lines running from opposite sides of the shape to the edge of the page so that your page is roughly divided in half. On one side of the page, write about what's unlikely to change in your … [Read more...] about Temporary and Permanent
Fill a page by writing about something--or many things--that you are good at. Are you skilled somehow in the use of your hands? Your feet? Your body? Your mind? Some skills we seem to be born with. Others must be acquired. What kinds of things do people ask for your help with? Which of your skills are they appreciating? Is there something you are really good at but … [Read more...] about What You’re Good At
How would you define that special kind of friendship that makes you call someone your pal? What are some of the things that pals do together? What kind of understandings can pass between pals? Think about the qualities of a pal, and think about your stuff, the inanimate objects in the orbit of your life. Write about one of those objects by describing it in terms of … [Read more...] about Inanimate Pals
Behind all of the toilet paper jokes and the images of empty shelves in stores is the reality that everyone has things that they don't want to run out of. What don't you want to be without? Write about that today. The operant word is want. Write about the things that would make you sad or annoyed if they drained from your life. They might be material things, like … [Read more...] about Don’t Run Out!
Write about your opinions and where they come from. Start small--with your immediate surroundings or the events of the day so far. Then see where your opinions take you. Notice which of your opinions are matter of taste: what you like and dislike, whether you find something beautiful or ugly. Many opinions arise from experience. Experience is a particularly good source … [Read more...] about So Many Opinions