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Creative Cleanse // 01

February 20, 2013

RMNP_Stamp SketchI mentioned on Sunday that I’d be taking part in a creative cleanse this week – no blog reading, no curating or endless consuming, but rather refocusing that time on creating.  That accidentally became an internet cleanse too – as I realized that spending time staring at a computer screen (which I do all day for work) was sapping my energy and my creativity.  I think it’s super important to unplug every now and then, and I have been really enjoying it, so most of my online presence has been fairly silent over the last few days.

To be perfectly honest, today was the first day this week that I actually created anything.  It’s funny how it can take a while to get back into your groove after you’ve gotten out of the habit.  All those ideas you’ve had floating around in your head?  Suddenly, gone.  So today I sat down with my sketchbook and my tablet, and made this little illustration of Rocky Mountain National Park.  It took a lot longer than it looks like, and it’s not entirely perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it because I sat down and made something.

For today, that’s enough.

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