Circles — “28 to Make”

28 to make is a creativity challenge from CreativeLive. Participants create and share a quick sketch every day for 28 days. I’m doing the same but with words.

Each day in February, I’ll set a timer for 20 minutes and write a “sketch” inspired by the prompt for the day.

Day 8: Circles

Here are a few of my favorite circles.

The Barrel

Inside the part of a breaking wave that curls over. I switched from surfing to body surfing because the latter gives you more time in the barrel.

Snell’s Window

A trick that light plays underwater making all the light above the surface appear to fit in a circle. It’s what I see looking up when I free dive.

The Enso

The symbol of Zen Buddhism, a single swift brushstroke expressing the present moment.

Watch Faces

I won’t leave the house without one on.

“But I have the time on my phone,” You say…

Anyone who’s into watches knows that’s not the point.

Airplane Windows

Not because they look good on the ‘Gram but because their round shape is what holds the plane together! The world’s first jet airliner had big square windows that lead to cracks at the corners causing the plane to disintegrate in mid-air.

Goggle Eyes and Goggle Tan Lines

If you look up “goggle eyes,” you’ll find loads of articles on how to get rid of the marks swimming goggles tend to leave. I love getting these lines, it reminds me I’m putting in work at the pool.


Especially after a swim.