Rough Days Call For Doodles In My Sketchbook

Everyone has hard days, and today was particularly rough for me. It’s nothing I can’t get over, of course, but the best way for me to cope is to lock myself in a room and draw it out. It’s like therapy.

I think I’ve been like that my whole life. Walking helps and so does talking about it, but nothing works better than doodling in my sketchbook. It doesn’t matter what I draw or what medium I use. The drawing really doesn’t even have to make sense (much like this one). It’s really about the emotion that comes out in it.

Give it a shot sometime. You might be surprised how effective it is, even if doodling was never really your thing.

Abstract cloud doodle

27 thoughts on “Rough Days Call For Doodles In My Sketchbook

    • I’ll make it, thanks for the well wishes πŸ™‚ I’m very thankful to have found a place to escape to that doesn’t require me to physically go anywhere. It is always nice to see you drawing more and more frequently. It reminds to keep it up even though I always think I don’t have time for it. Thank you for keeping my priorities in line.

      • You should try yoga, Beth! I can’t even explain how relaxing it is. When you lay down on your mat at the end, you feel more relaxed than over. Very tired, but that relaxing feeling is one I’ve never gotten from any other sport or activity. It’s amazing.

  1. I hope you have overcome these rough days. Your following sketch is very powerful, so obviously the stuff which got you has somehow added you energy, as well. I am also trying to do something artistic when I have to fight against external or internal storms. The toughest part is to get to doing anything!

    • Thank you, my days have gotten a little better. The weekend definitely has been helpful. I agree with you, having the time is the biggest struggle. Hopefully you are able to set aside some time to release your tensions as well.

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