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.
27 thoughts on “Rough Days Call For Doodles In My Sketchbook”
Thank you! That’s very nice of you. Something good always comes from something bad. Lesson learned.
Megan – you are excellent strategist!
Aww thank you very much! You’re too nice.
my pleasure – so are you strategist??
Um, yeah I guess you could say that. I am an SEO and social media strategist as well as a designer. So, I guess that’s a lot of problem solving.
Megan – what is your email address? Here is mine kmihran@Hotmail.com – Thanks!!
It’s megep at ymail dot com.
sorry to hear you had a rough day Megan. I do love the doodle and can so relate to the therapy of doodling.
I’ll make it, thanks for the well wishes 🙂 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.
I find myself drawing almost every night – I do need to get exercise back in my life as a priority. I’m inspired by your yoga practice.
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.
I agree. It is lovely.
Thanks Jennifer! Are you a doodler too?
I have doodled from time to time, mostly in my day planner. I draw geometric shapes, curved lines and a lot of hearts, stars and flowers. Oh and the occasional cartoon character. ^^
I draw that kind of stuff too. You should see my math notebook from high school. It’s no wonder I suck at math now.
Glad your sketching/doodling can give you some comfort. Miss seeing your beautiful/amazing drawings.
It has been a while since I’ve drawn anything. I should doodle more often. It won’t be a portrait or anything, but it’s better than nothing. Thanks.
Feel better, wish I could doodle.
Thank you. That’s sweet. Ohh you can doodle. Anyone can doodle. You get better with each one, too. Give it a shot, you might surprise yourself 🙂
Sometimes doodles make the best artwork!!!!
That is true! It’s a good way to let it all out and not have to worry about what other people think of it since it’s in a sketchbook hidden away.
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.
I do the exact same thing, it’s how I realized I needed to major in textile design 🙂
That’s awesome! I’ve check out your art section on your blog before and absolutely love you style! Keep posting those sketches.
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