In Praise of Tiny
Sometimes, I don't get to play with the big brushes and canvas, and that's okay. I've been drawing for much longer than I've been painting, and a little 5X8 sketchbook feels comforting and un-intimidating enough to get me to relax in a way that sometimes even a regular sized sketchbook can't quite manage. Or, maybe it's the privacy of my illustrated journal that turns me into a child closing the door to their room, and opening a portal into the wild and wooly territory of imagination
When I draw in my journal or doodle in a small sketchbook, I'm saying to myself: no one will see. There's no pressure. Just try something, anything. It doesn't matter.