Lately I've been making little drawings about things that I see or do during my day. It is an extension of keeping notes on my day inspired by Lynda Barry. In her book Syllabus she writes about having her students record information about their days by drawing a grid and labeling each box with "did, saw, heard, drew," which I have been doing for maybe a year. My intention was to use that information to make comics, but guess what... 99 times out of 100 I did not do that. But I've kept up the practice and I enjoy it.
One day recently I just drew four boxes and drew a thing that happened. And then I drew another thing and another. Sometimes I end up with an empty box. Sometimes I write in it, sometimes I doodle in it.
This practice has the same effect that Lynda Barry's class diary does, which is that I pay attention to the things around me, and by drawing them I stay a little more connected with myself and the world around me.
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