Category Archives: Sketches
It was time for a mindful sketch, and after I read today’s Mindful in May newsletter thought I’d attempt a beginner’s flow of the beautiful Elise whose fingers and mind have been over-floweth during the month of May. Thank you for creating such a wonderful mindful journey, building an amazing community and making a difference with how many water wells now??? MIM has been my mind and body saviour… thank you!
My inspiring friend Carol Cooke, training for the Olympics.
you bloody ripper!
I can’t draw.
There was no way I was going to distort anyone’s face, period.
Anyone can draw. Come on. At least do a stick figure.
And so began my new found passion for a blank piece of paper and a 2B pencil.
For far too long, my left brain has been in charge: organising, planning and directing, ruling the majority of my decisions and judgements. It needed to be let loose.
Never had I experienced anything that quietened my brain to the point I become one with observation, focussed on the angles of the nose, the curl of the lips, the shadows and lines that hid stories and life.
On a recent trip to Bali, I decided to curl in a hammock and spent the morning sketching a photograph I had taken the evening before.
And now I just can’t stop. People want me to draw their portraits. I don’t promise masterpieces. And I appreciate the opportunity to create and unwind.
I’ve found that drawing is an organic process that takes a blank page and allows one to observe, express, interpret and reinterpret. As the lines appear on the page, so does the magic of creation.
So now you’re stuck with me writing and posting up my sketches every once in a while.
When was the last time you created something from a blank piece of paper? A blank screen? A blank mind?
When was the last time you tried something new?
Go on. Who knows what you may find.