As I researched photos for the African savannah, Amazon rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef, I loved the feeling of mentally circling the globe — and so, too, could I feel my own perspective being realigned.
We receive so much inspiration in our lives these days; my hope is that these three simple journaling ideas will help you document, process, and reflect on what inspires you — and even create something new out of it.
It was only by thinking about the birds that I could pin down what it is I love so much about the Northern Lights — that the lights are as animate and awe-inspiring as any creature in the universe; they’re alive.
For me, this is the remarkable role that sketching plays in our lives: From the simplest moments to the most significant, sketching helps us create a deeply personal record of the world around us, and within us.
When I began working on this post, I realized the tips I most wanted to share were yours — for haven’t we all stood on the starting line of our own sketching journeys, unsure of exactly how to begin but ready to try?
I’ve come to love this two-part process to each Moment Catchers challenge — first being fully present in the moment in order to sketch it; then feeling a part of something much bigger than my own singular experience.
As today marks the start of Lent, an idea presented itself to me: What if I gave up my camera for Lent? And in place of taking so many photos, what if I committed to creating one small sketch a day for the next 40 days?
By sharing what sketching supplies I carry with me, I hope you’ll feel more confident in what you’re looking for, and continue figuring out what mediums best help you bring your singular vision of the world to life.