So yes, it’s called “Story of Progression” and it’s the LONGEST project that I’m committing myself to. SoP (because yes, I adore abbreviations..) consists of me DRAWING everyday for 356 days. Yep, that’s like an entire YEAR. *yikes*
[I’ve made a facebook page for putting up the drawings. Also, a tumblr in case you’re not on facebook. Links will be in the sidebar. So don’t worry..ToW will still be mostly words! 🙂 ]
You might be wondering “why?”..Like why even the prospect of “drawing” when I’ve introduced myself to the internet as a writer and reader but never a draw-er (ahem for the lack of a better word..). But that’s EXACTLY the reason why I want to do it.
As a child, I did like to draw. That’s not to mean the usual phase where toddlers and crayons are inseparable, but like really really liked to draw up until a few years back. Eventually though, I kind of just started to ignore drawing, sometimes blaming my lack or art supplies or postponing incomplete drawings for when I’m more “ready”.
It was during this time that I started notice how much I loved to write.
I’m definitely glad that I did but you know, it does feel like I somehow betrayed my initial creative calling and eventually I couldn’t even hear it at all. And I’m willing to change that.
I’m willing to listen.
Right now, thinking about this all, I am a 100% worried about how well I’ll be able to juggle between writing and drawing (oh and yeah that studying bit too! 😛 ), it’s very easy to just forget it and go back to an easier (and mundane) lifestyle with no creative responsibilities.
Yet where’s the fun in that?
I know that hardships are inevitable and there will be MANY times that I’ll doubt ever thinking I was capable. And most surely many days, there may seem that NO time can be found for such a difficult task.
Still, despair too, has its limits.
I set to prove that creativity is achievable, even in the most average of ways. It doesn’t have to be grand or perfect, it just has there.