Something I’ve missed doing in college is writing. Not research essays, but really writing, the way some people run or play the flute. I miss the feeling of creation and, specifically, of creating something beautiful.
For my final project, I’m going to create a small book of poems and do illustrations to accompany them. I’m combining something familiar with something unfamiliar that I am also awful at (drawing). I want to become more comfortable with the creation of things that aren’t necessarily beautiful.
I have some drafts of poems that I’ve thought of using. I’m still torn between using multiple small poems or one longer one. I practice drawing every day but I’m pretty sure I’m not getting any better – still, I want to learn to embrace that.