After I drew the Christmas cards I discovered that there is something a bit relaxing at this style of doodling. I did a little bit of searching around and found similar drawing forms and exercises, most notably ZenTangle (www.zentangle.com). I decided to try to draw a little bit every day, or even every other day to start refreshing my mental drawing muscles and increase my creativity.
Here is my first drawing of the year:
Even as a look at it, I want to change it and I see some pretty fundamental composition flaws, but I am not afraid! I hope that the more I continue to draw, the easier it will become, and the less my hand will cramp.