Mindful drawing

Continuing on with my pursuit of a mind that does not wander at random I’ve embraced mindful drawing. I’ve been going for almost a year now so there’s a rather large collection of line drawings filling my sketchbooks. 10 minutes a day is my aim but of course that doesn’t always happen so I start a drawing and then I may not get back to it for a few days. For those that want to see the collection I have an Instagram account that you can click on right here https://www.instagram.com/kerri_smith_artist/   But for those that don’t want to endure yet another social media site I’ll pop some in this post.

Ah Hawks Nest. This is from our last holiday in this tranquil spot. Just thought I’d add drawing is so beneficial for observation skills. I don’t think I truly saw anything until I started my art practice.

I know mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword at the moment and mindful drawing isn’t a new phenomenon either judging by the number of blogs that pop up in a Google search. But I’m continuing with it for now. It’s killing two birds with the one stone so to speak. A bit of meditation combined with a commitment to the drawing practice. It’s a deep breath in and a slow breath out.

A snap shot I’ve my pantry really. I tend to spend a lot of time in this kitchen. Hmmm…
Well the intentions were there. The beginning of the year I joined a painting group and went once. You never know I may get back to it but drawing is just so much more portable. Anyway this is the space we were painting in. So many things to draw.

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