If you’re stuck in your writing — whether it’s business writing or a book or blog you’re working on, try getting off the computer.
Grab whatever art supplies you have around the house (raid your kid’s stash if needed) and do some doodling, coloring, or my favorite: drawing one of my dogs in my date book and coloring them in with highlighters.
Just today I was talking about this very thing, with my friend Lou Ann, who was also in the writing retreat I was just on in Greece.
You see, I sent her this photo of my work table covered in art supplies:
And we texted back and forth about how playing with art supplies helps us write (and think) more clearly.
I decided to see how my various watercolors would work on the thin paper of my daily diary, while noodling on a difficult chapter in the book I’m working on.
Fear No Art Supplies
If you are intimidated by the idea of playing with art supplies — yeah! You’re in good company.
That’s why I LOVE and recommend my friend Connie’s 21 Secrets Mixed Media Art courses.
(Yep, the link includes my special affiliate code, which means I get a commission when you purchase through my link — I’m a featured artist in the series and it’s how we get paid. Yay! And thank you!!!)
I am one of the proud teachers in the 21 Secrets Tell Your Story Edition
Spoiler alert: I’ll show you a quick and easy way to tell YOUR story (a travel story, perhaps?) visually!