100 days of diary comics (week 11)

These diary comics are so deeply satisfying and seem to capture the feeling of the moments I most cherish from my day. I think it's no coincidence that I have hardly taken any photos since I began this project! Here are some cherished moments from the last week.

100 days of diary comics (week 7)

This was a rather intense week! I started in a shadowy mood, got totally affected by the full moon in Scorpio, and ended with grieving the loss of one of my favourite TV shows. Up to this point in my 100 days project, I have been mainly concerned with choosing something that happened during the …

100 days of diary comics (week 5)

One of the things I love about making art in general and about making comics in particular, is how interactive it can be. And this past week has been filled with lovely conversations in and around my diary comics project. Two weeks ago, I drew a comic of Mario, the chef at our favourite pizza …

100 days of diary comics (week 1)

After a rather hilarious deliberation process, my 100 days of diary comics has begun! I have absolutely loved this first week, most of which was spent visiting my sister for a family celebration. It has given me a chance to record some lovely moments that might otherwise have slipped unnoticed between the larger gatherings and …

Season of Freedom (part 1) – A Tropical Vacation

I was fortunate enough to spend the first three weeks of the Get Messy Season of Freedom on a tropical beach holiday in Barbados and Antigua. I wanted to pack light so I took with me a single slim sketchbook to act as a written diary and art journal combined. I also brought with me …

Divyam’s comics diary

Recently, my arty morning pages seem to have morphed into night-time pages. I've been using Lynda Barry’s 4-minute diary. It's a wonderful way to keep a diary and is easy to squeeze in, even at the end of the busiest day. Here are the steps: List ten things you did List ten things you saw …

Arty morning pages (part 2)

I'm not exactly the type you would describe as a morning person. I'm sure anyone who knows me well will agree! But I am always much brighter for having started the day doing something creative. Recently I started doing an arty version of the morning pages. Here are some more of the pages that have …

Arty morning pages

For many years, I started my day with Julia Cameron's morning pages. Writing three sides of A4 paper, stream of consciousness, without stopping to think or edit, is a great way to clear your mind and step into the day. Recently I had been feeling a bit unfocused each morning and yet I didn't feel …