Do the easy thing, Christine

A small drawing in blue ink of a star in a frame.
A small drawing in blue ink on a piece of index card propped up on a placemat. The drawing is of a smiley face star inside a rectangle. The rectangle has a frame of lines made of alternating sets of four downstrokes and four horizontal strokes.

My daily to do list includes ‘draw something.’

Sometimes I make something elaborate, sometimes I do the easy thing and just draw a quick little thing on whatever paper is handy.

Guess what kind of day today is?

Storytelling week!

Last week, I was organizing events for other people’s fun.

I had fun, too, of course but when you have to remember all the details, it’s hard to really sink into what you’re doing.

This week, though, I’m telling stories at two different festivals and I’ll have to do is show up and tell.

I don’t have to figure anything out.

I don’t have to remember any details.

I don’t have to make sure we have supplies.

I just have to tell stories.

I’m really looking forward to it!

I made a comic!

I took a comics workshop with Kevin Woolridge from Heavy Sweater Comics today and had a grand time.

A photo of a comic strip drawn on white paper
Image description: a top down photo of a comic drawn on a white sheet of paper. There is a pencil on the right and the base of a drink can be seen at the top of the photo. The comic is three panels. In the first panel, a ghost -shaped person who is wearing a shirt with the letter B on it and who has an angry expression is saying ‘Hey! That’s my hat!’ to another ghost shaped person who is wearing a hat with the letter B on it and a shirt with the letter M on it is replying ‘No man, this is mine.’ In the second panel the first guy says ‘Listen Mike, there’s a B on it for me, Bob.’ And Mike replies ‘Um, well…’ and in the third panel, Bob is there, alone, and he’s shouting, ‘Mike!’ But Mike has left, there are three lines on the right indicating that Mike zipped away.