After dinner, I convinced him to draw with me. We sat at the kitchen table. I gathered three yellow onions and drew the curtains back. When he wasn’t looking or trying for that matter, his pencil moved quickly across the page before he picked up a yellow then olive green marker to outline then color in the center. His drawing was quick and effortless. I made a note to follow his lead.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.