My first Sketchbox. This way I get some art supplies every month but don’t have to go spend hundreds of dollars getting all kinds of different mediums at Michaels.
I have technical artistic skills but I do not have a creative mind, so have always struggled to come up with ideas or implement things I can’t see. It’s been a long time - almost 10 years - since I’ve dedicated any part of my brain to art. No time like the present, now. I ordered a new mixed media sketchbook to try and start an art journal, like I did in high school. I hated it then because I just did it for the assignments. Now I’m going to do it for myself. It’s practice for starting to let go of my need for perfection from myself, too.
I have bad depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and PTSD and I still think the worst thing in my world is a mosquito loose in the bedroom. Fuck you little asshole for biting me while I slept. Now my day schedule is just locating and smashing the shit out of it.
This is the second lip balm I have ever completely used up (as opposed to losing it). Got it on my 22nd birthday, April 6, 2016, when he and I were on our mountain trip. I had lost my other lip balm and could not go without so we wandered all through the little shops trying to find something. Landed with this Dionis Sweet Berry. Funny how some things just stick with you.