Line Drawing as Soothing Meditation

I am pretty into trying new ways to be creative, no matter how good or bad I am at it. Awhile back I shared my adventures with calligraphy, and I have gotten really into making my own greeting cards to send to my favorite people. One of my favorite methods I've tried are Peggy Dean's line drawing illustration classes on Brit + Co. She really emphasizes "embracing imperfections" - wonderful for a recovering perfectionist like myself.

I took her floral illustration class last year - inspiration for my greeting card exploits and I just tried her home illustration line drawing course. How she teaches drawing and illustration makes so much sense to me and I find it so satisfying making the shapes and watching it come together. She also incorporates watercolors into this one and its got me learning a whole new skill. Above is a bit of practice using an old snap I took at Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls, Ohio (one of my favorite places at home). Also included the project from floral illustration and a little card sample I made for my grandmother.

Already plotting out new illustrations using my photos of florals and buildings. Now to get a bit better at the watercolor part...