Half the battle is showing up

Inspired by my friend Wendy, I'll be trying to do a journal page a day. Or work on one everyday. Or maybe strive for 4 a week. Why, you ask?

Well, I'm having a Spoonie Day. It's characterized by a distinct lack of cohesion between my body and mind; the former is exhausted or in pain or just being plain ol' stubborn and the latter is raging against a shell that doesn't support what it wants to do. There are so many things I want to do, so many ideas swirling up there, and yet, today, I struggled to even stay awake. 

And on days like this, no matter how much I rally against it, the fact of the matter is, I have to accept it, rest, and show up tomorrow. 

What does this have to do with attempting to finish a journal page every day? 

After two naps, I was lying on my couch watching a movie, journal at my side, closed. A friend lucked upon a beautiful set of Prismacolor Art Stix at a garage sale and sent them to me -- a box of beautiful, smooth colors waiting to be used -- and I had them near me, too. And as I sat there, I remembered I'd posted on my Facebook page last night about doing a page a day, and groaned as I realized that pretty much meant I had to do one today because you can't give up on the first day out of the gate. 

So I did the page above. Mostly done those art stix, with black Stabilo pencil and a white-out pen. I had this morning's drawing class lesson still in my head, and decided to doodle and play with shading. These stix are gorgeous, and I think I'll be playing with them some more tomorrow!