This beast kept chewing herbs for hours on end and always spat them out. He didn’t even eat them! What a waste of thyme.
As time goes by, I’m becoming more conscious of waste. I have always been pretty eco-friendly. I use everything until it’s falling apart before I replace it.
The missus and I currently produce less than a litre of bin waste every two weeks. The only thing I go through a lot of is paper. My constant scribbling has filled two A4 file boxes in the last eight years. That doesn’t sound like much. But I draw at a tiny scale. The photos I scribble on are printed twelve per page.
I feel the only way I can improve with pen and ink is to draw at a larger scale. You’re limited on what you can fit onto a 2-inch square. But then, the way I draw and discard, I’d be using twelve sheets of paper a day instead of one.
The pot of ink and nib pen I just bought will last me twelve months. I think, over the next year, I’ll look into digital alternatives to pen and ink. Heck, I’ve written a course on turning doodles into digital graphics (clicky). There must be a way I can create something unique daily, cut out the paper use and improve what I do.