I've been feeling poorly after having the flu jab a few days ago and felt sad that for the first time this month yesterday (day 20) I wasn't able to post. However, I did do a little wordy doodle (LHS) whilst resting. It was an exercise in cheering me up with bright colours and positive words.
Then today (day 21) and still feeling rubbish I set myself up on a comfy chair in the lounge with a black pen and a water colour pallet.
And created this:
And despite feeling resistant and considering just going back to bed I actually ended up enjoying this. I love trees and seem to fill my art journal with little doodles, photos and collage items inspired by them. Similarly my fiction writing and poetry is often inspired by them. So what is it about trees? To me they symbolise growth, wisdom, grounding, comfort, strength......I could go on but basically to me they have a beauty and energy that is revitalising. So anyway, I felt much better mentally when I'd completed this watercolour and ink drawing.
What do you find recurring in your creative work?