When I do not know what to do, I doodle. Doodling is also my go to art thing when it seems that I have lost interest in any art related project or my mojo is somewhere else. I often start with something and end up with another thing that is bigger, overwhelming and tedious. I am not complaining though. The exercise helps my mind to rest and relax. Its as if a housewife has a lot of things going on in her mind…but yes, I have a lot of things that goes in and out of my mind and for me all of them has to be top priority.
This exercise took a few days to finish, more than two weeks I think. Nonetheless, I have worked on it on and off and every time I sit down and cover a space, my mind drifts and wanders to the things that makes me happy. This is also the kind of project that I make in between group projects at facebook.
My playbook is about 11in x 16in and had consumed almost the whole black pen that I used. It was another exercise in patience. Doing it had brought comfort to my heart and ease to my mind. I have promised myself not to engage in this kinds of in between projects but I always find myself doing one. I guess I have to embrace the fact that doodling in this magnitude really helps and that there will be more in the future.
What is your go to thing when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or out of inspiration? Or what do you do in between art projects?