My name is Michelle. I started drawing "fat" stick figures since I was 4. I eventually majored in Visual Arts and work as a production manager for a military newspaper. I design, write, photograph, illustrate and do many other creative things but I don't draw any more. Not for other people and definitely not for myself. I miss that enjoyment of creating a piece of art, losing myself in the art. Over the last five years, I have developed tremors in my hands that make drawing very difficult at times. This, among other issues in my life, has made me depressed. The depression has been around me much longer than the tremors so having shaking hands just makes it worse. I feel especially bad that I couldn't finish drawings for a children's book that my mother wrote. She died this July.
Then I think "See all those soldiers with amputated arms and legs? They're going skiing, swimming and doing other things! Why can't I get back into drawing?"
I recently found a game called SuperBetter. It's located at www.superbetter.com. You come up with allies (friends and family that help you), bad guys (behaviors that inhibit what you want to do) and power-ups (things that make you feel better.)
One of my quests is to draw something every day, whether it's a doodle or a cartoon or a full-fledged painting. Surfing brought me here.
I hope by drawing something every day will bring me back to creating more works of art or maybe a cartoon or something creative. I want the "need" to draw back. So here I go.