I was having trouble doing my morning pages so I took out my sketchbook and markers instead, and here’s the result.

Is it weird that gazing at this drawing makes me feel as relaxed as if I were actually standing on the shore? My guess is my mind remembers the visual aspects of the beach that I find most calming, and I translated those into my drawing. Makes sense to me.

I made a “thoughtful” playlist for my iPod yesterday and so far it has helped me make this drawing and write four pages on craft/art (I’ll edit that into a journal entry at some point). Cool.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com]


4 responses to “Ocean

    • Ooohhh!!!!!!! I’d be delighted to recommend some books! I’ll email you about this — are you more interested in magazine-type food writing, or more analytical/scholarly food writing? I feel that the latter should inform the former but I don’t want to overload you with heavy stuff.

      • The writing I want to work on is blog/magazine type, but I am always personally interested in the academic side of things, so both would be wonderful. Just whenever you have time. Thank you!! Right now I’m just doing exercises writing stream of consciousness about a particular food or ingredient. I did journalism in college (and academic writing of course) but want to get better at more creative, evocative writing. I guess a combination of reporting and inspiring — Russ Parsons from the LA Times is so good at this.

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