I spend a lot of my day at a keyboard and computer – whether it’s writing code, reading emails, reviewing projects and spreadsheets, writing blogs etc – it’s all at a keyboard, in a chair in front of a monitor.
I don’t mind. But there is something that it doesn’t provide – something physical, something worn or dirty.
I can write a story on my computer…
OR I can open up my notebook and write, scratching out bad sections, putting notes into the liner and look back at my thought process.
I can draw a picture on my wacom tablet…
OR I can put pencil to paper and cover my desk with eraser shavings and my hands with pencil marks.
Those items that I don’t need to do on a computer, instead of finding that “app” that can make it so easy for me or let me sync it to the cloud and my phone in less than a second I have left in that book that sometimes I forget at home or need to remind myself to include that sketch pad in my carry on luggage when I travel.
All so I can fuel my love for creating things with work that is not software-based and doesn’t require a computer.
The result – something physical, worn, dirty, where my mistakes shine through and I can look back and see the thoughts that got me there.