When I started this project I wasn't sure of how it would turn out because, although I enjoy drawing, I've always struggled with the fear of not having my own style.
What I liked about there being templates for the excercises was that somehow it made me feel more freedom to create. Having a set space and a prompt was helpful in taking some of the anxiety of making a piece of work away.
I really enjoyed practicing to have some alone time and drawing what felt right in the moment.
For the first exercise I picked I phrase that appears as an epigraph in a work by one of my favourtie authors. The original phrase is actually "all novelty is but oblivion" but I remembered that when I had already begun writing. In the spirit of not being afraid of making mistakes, I stuck with what I had already started instead of looking for a new sheet of paper.
Then, for the second exercise I tried to think about my day and the things that annoyed be (but that I ultimately had to deal with) throughout the day.
When it was time to meditate on what I want, a lot of what I've been journalling about popped up. Most of these have to do with my relationship with myself, which is also something that these exercises allowed me to materialise.
The exercise on what I fear reflects why these showed up as my wants.
And finally, for the last exercise, I tried to think it through as little as I could. I almost felt like a stream of consciousness. The result is a mantra that I wish to remind myself of more often.
Thank you for this course; I look forward to journalling more often from now on.