When you’re an artist surrounded by non-artists (like when your dorm is filled with science dorks), it’s important to have creative outlets that sustain and challenge you. Having larger projects is great, but it’s important to have lower-stakes things to do too; they keep you in practice, give chances to experiment, and are tons of fun. Some ways I’ve been doing this is through my journal and this blog. I also make custom bookmarks on note cards. It gives me a non-writing creative outlet and it’s fun, even though I suck at drawing. So yeah, give micro-creativity a try people.