Reconnecting with my inner child through cartoons
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
When I started drawing regularly at 27, it felt nostalgic and familiar. That's because I used to draw and create all the time as a kid. I lost some of that growing up, and it was fulfilling to reconnect with young Danielle.
I attended a writers retreat with Mari Andrew in October 2021, and we did a meditation to think about our child and teen selves. How perfect, since the only reason I was at the retreat was because I had connected to my inner child and started making silly cartoons.
It made me think of the ways I haven't changed since I was a kid. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, although I do think I've evolved. Like, I upgraded from store brand notebooks to Moleskine. The retreat inspired the doodle below.
How are you still like your child self? How can you find the child within?
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