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.

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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.

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A snap shot I’ve my pantry really. I tend to spend a lot of time in this kitchen. Hmmm…
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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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