Why I'm doing daily drawings

{All photos taken with my iphone4}

I'm not just doing daily drawings for the sake of a fun challenge; they are an essential part of my new existence as a mother.  

Just before Christmas I was diagnosed with post-natal depression. I felt like I couldn't recognize myself in my new role.  I went to my GP and was referred to a therapist.  The options seemed to be weekly therapy (which wasn't possible without childcare) or antidepressants.  I wasn't sure what I was feeling was acute or chronic enough to need medication, so I decided I needed to construct my own method for recovery. (Note: Had I thought what I was experiencing was severe enough, I would have accepted medication without question).

Daily drawings were my answer to the problem.  

So far I've managed to draw every day this year but one (when I was just too exhausted to lift a pencil).  Each small drawing is like a shot of creative happiness into my veins.

This practise is, quite literally, art therapy. 

Do you have any creative endeavours that lift your spirits?  What are they?  I'd love to know.