I believe this is called doodling -- though I usually associate doodling with doing something else, like listening or talking, while one doodles. In my case, I'm not doing anything else at all. Earlier I mentioned physical work, digging holes, etc.. as activities that help me deal with anxiety. Well, sometimes doodling does, too. These ones, from this week, have words. I'm trying not to judge these words, I just let them pop into my head while drawing, and write them before I think too much.
I ordered myself some fancy Japanese watercolor paints, they arrive next week. I know nothing about watercolor, or other fine types of painting, but am excited to experiment. I like watercolors because the color seems to carry its own, inherent light. I like how it makes my eyes feel, like looking at a lovely sky, or a sparkling river. So, I look forward to playing with the new paints. Felt pens have their limitations.