About two months ago, I gave my Writing students a 30-day challenge. They were assigned to try something new and keep a daily journal (in English) about their learning process. To encourage them further, I told them I would join the challenge, only I would write my entries in Indonesian.
The challenge I designed for myself was to draw a human being in motion. This turned out to be more difficult than expected, since my patience with drawing is severely limited, and also since, inevitably, I became more focused on the result of my challenge than on the process of learning. What resulted was a comic about my struggle to understand the beauty of Java through patience, but what I ended up illustrating was —
through my rushed pen marks and misplaced shadows — what more I have to learn.