Back in 2013, on my birthday, I decided to give myself the gift of a nice notebook and the promise to do a Daily Doodle in it. I didn't realise at the time what a great gift this was to be. It can be hard to make the space in life to draw every day: the day job, family, commitments, housework, cooking etc easily overwhelm your time and days can slide past with no work getting made. Making that promise to myself and always having my notebook to hand was a commitment which forced me to make the time to draw - and I hope I can be forgiven for saying this, it made me more 'masculine' in my attitude (my other half seems to find it incredibly easy to disappear into his work space and ignore the dirty dishes!) It turned out that each drawing usually took two days, but that was okay as long as they kept happening.
Recently I came across that notebook and realised I had a little goldmine of drawings there which have never been published online; I think at the time I still had a Facebook account and occasionally posted one there, but I closed the account and now the drawings aren't anywhere, not even here on my website. I simply forgot about them - so I have decided to start posting them to my Instagram account. Rediscovery is definitely one of the perks of having been working for so long!
Thank you for reading,
A big cheery wave and best wishes to you all!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland