Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to

Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to


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  1. Sue Sue says:

    Wendy Ann Greenhalgh started to draw when she was dealing with a chronic illness, but once she found out how good it made her feel, she never really stopped She suggests that it can help us to observe the world around usfully, rather than being stuck inside our heads in the maelstrom of thoughts, feelings, worries and dreams that go through our minds every dayColours becomeintense, shadow and lightvivid, the old vase with its cracked glaze that we ve been sketching seems ful Wendy Ann Greenhalgh started to draw when she was dealing with a chronic illness, but once she found out how good it made her feel, she never really stopped She suggests that it can help us to observe the world around usfully, rather than being stuck inside our heads in the maelstrom of thoughts, feelings, worries and dreams that go through our minds every dayColours becomeintense, shadow and lightvivid, the old vase with its cracked glaze that we ve been sketching seems full of extraordinary detail, detail that we never really noticed before, and it s been sitting on our kitchen windowsill for five years Or we take a walk to the corner shop for milk, but get caught up on the way with patterns of frost on iced over car windows and have to stop to take a look She believes that anyone can draw No exceptions Anyone can do it So anyone has access to the benefits that drawing can bring What most often gets in the way is our self criticism Children don t worry about whether their drawing is good enough, whether the colours or perspective are accurate It s only as we get older than we start to judge ourselves We would feel better if we allowed ourselves to just draw, without judgement to simply be a beginner with no expectations.As an exercise in not worrying what it looks like, she suggests taking paper and pencil and doodling with your eyes shut Don t peek, just doodle shapes and lines until the page is full Concentrate on how the pencil feels in your hand, the sound and feel of the pencil on the paper When you ve finished, think about how it feels, did you enjoy it, does your hand ache Only then open your eyes Does that change how you feel Does your inner critic snap to attention She suggests lotsexercises too Try sketching on a huge piece of paper, so that you have to reach up and crouch down to fill the page, using your whole body in the process Try drawing really slowly, or very fast, or with your non dominant hand Try all straight lines and angles, or all round shapes.In the next section she talks about seeing instead of looking Before starting to draw something, spent a few minutes really concentrating on it the shape, the size, the colours, the way the light falls on it Perhaps even think about what it smells like and how heavy it is Perhaps leave it somewhere you can pass it daily and look at it in different light levels at different times of day Then start to sketch it out, without looking at the paper Look only at the object Don t look at the page until the drawing is finished One way to do this is to keep your pencil on the paper at all times, do not lift it off, and this may mean you have to retrace your steps to reach another part of the shape.Any book on mindfulness tends to discuss the benefits of silence and nature over electronics and busy ness She encourages us to slow down, take time away from the computer and enjoy the outdoors One interesting memory she recalls is of sketching in Scotland, wiping the rain from the paper as well as her face as shebecame absorbed in the low hang of clouds, the bruised, blue look of the mountains, the breath of mist hanging over the waterI enjoyed the way she interwove these anecdotes with the exercises in a way that was not intrusive but served to illustrate the benefits of drawing that she is describing.There is a section on landscapes, which can be as simple as drawing what is outside your window or a retreat in the wilderness Her advice includes take in the feel of the place, listen to the sounds, before starting to draw try sketching just a leaf if you feel intimidated by the size of the scene try starting in the middle of the page and working outwards use very light lines to sketch the main features, then fill in the details in sections draw the same scene every week for a season, or every hour for a day, to understand how it changes over time take a small sketchbook with you everywhere you go, so that you can capture something in a spare five minutes waiting for a train She talks quite movingly of visiting her childhood home for the last time and wanting to capture it somehow, but not knowing where to start She finally drew just a gate and that drawing brings back memories every time she looks at it.She refers to wabi sabi, the Japanese concept of impermanence, and talks of how this applies to the things we are looking at as well as our own drawing ability The item we are sketching may be decaying or damaged The drawing may never be finished It may never be perfect, and that s fine.The last section is on portraiture and she acknowledges that this is the type of drawing that is most often disliked or feared She thinks this is partly because any discrepancies between the model and the drawing are very obvious If a tree is taller in your sketch than the one you were looking at, nobody will notice or care, but if a neck is twice the length it should be then it s clearly a mistake Or is it She suggests that the portrait is a success if it represents the person accurately their personality or their mood that day One thing I had never thought of is that when we look at people from a distance we may be able to sum them up in just a few lines, a representation of their shape, or the way they walk, and she suggests we try that in a crowded shopping centre or street This little book is beautiful in its own right, with thick pages and an attractive red and black cover It is peppered with quotes, which I enjoyed, such asI draw from nature, although on completely new terms For me nature is not a landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces, an event rather than an appearance Bridget Riley, British painter.The author makes it clear that this is not a book of drawing techniques It is, instead, a book about the experience of drawing I found it inspiring and will work my way through the exercises After all, Anyone Can Draw


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  3. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    I kind of have mixed feelings about this book While it was easy to read and I could see the usefulness of the exercises as mindfulness activities, it wasn t terribly well written and I think for readers who don t know much about mindfulness, the purpose of the exercises might be a bit vague Having read Ruby Wax s A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled I felt gave me enough context to be able to understand how the exercises could be useful.It seems strange to say that while the book doesn t reall I kind of have mixed feelings about this book While it was easy to read and I could see the usefulness of the exercises as mindfulness activities, it wasn t terribly well written and I think for readers who don t know much about mindfulness, the purpose of the exercises might be a bit vague Having read Ruby Wax s A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled I felt gave me enough context to be able to understand how the exercises could be useful.It seems strange to say that while the book doesn t really explain what mindfulness is terribly well, it sabout mindfulness than drawing The drawing is way of attaining the focus and in the momentness of mindfulness drawing instead of just sitting and focusing, which may be useful, I would imagine, for many people I m not at all sure that the exercises will particularly improve anyone s drawing, but then that isn t really the purpose of the book So it all felt a bit neither fish nor fowl to me The exercises seem to be useful and I may try some of them, but as a book and an overall mindfulness strategy, it didn t seem terribly compelling to me maybeas ideas for alternatives if an existing mindfulness practice is proving challenging to maintain and aconcrete approach is needed The book is nicely produced and a nice size in the hand, with clear type I really liked the cover illustration but was disappointed that there weren tillustrations throughout the book it seems a bit half baked for a book about drawing to not actually really have any drawings in it


  4. Scribe Scribe says:

    Picked this up in Hastings when it was cold and snowing, and I d ducked into the Jerwood Bought it for its subject and the feel of the book, and read it while ill I m not a great sketcher, but I enjoy doing it when I do, and so really enjoyed the beginner s mind approach this book takes Learn not to worry, just draw and get in touch with your surrounding Easy and calming to read in itself, touching lightly on different exercises and various aspects of Buddhism.


  5. Syren Syren says:

    This book was recommended to me by another artist as a guide to getting over the constant neurosis some of us have while drawing or painting I am under no illusion that this book will help me improve technically, but that isn t why I bought it I bought it because I want to learn how to flow instead of getting lost in analyzing the endless lists of decisions I have to make when painting I hope it helps me to learn to how get into aintuitive head space instead of over thinking every littl This book was recommended to me by another artist as a guide to getting over the constant neurosis some of us have while drawing or painting I am under no illusion that this book will help me improve technically, but that isn t why I bought it I bought it because I want to learn how to flow instead of getting lost in analyzing the endless lists of decisions I have to make when painting I hope it helps me to learn to how get into aintuitive head space instead of over thinking every little detail of my work So far, I have completed the first exercise and I thoroughly enjoyed it I was surprised to find how well proportioned my shapes and doodles were with eyes closed My muscle memory is muchdeveloped than I ever expected I plan to play with each exercise a few times throughout the week before moving on to the next chapter


  6. Alfi Alfi says:

    I m recently focussing on drawing again after procrastinating for quite some time This book is short, and the goal is to motivate you to do what you like, drawing The words will give you a boost But still, reading this book isn t enough This book is just a tool to help you with being creative and productive and also be mindful Like, giving you an assurance that it is okay if the results are not what you are looking for I think this book is for people who is really new in drawing and need t I m recently focussing on drawing again after procrastinating for quite some time This book is short, and the goal is to motivate you to do what you like, drawing The words will give you a boost But still, reading this book isn t enough This book is just a tool to help you with being creative and productive and also be mindful Like, giving you an assurance that it is okay if the results are not what you are looking for I think this book is for people who is really new in drawing and need to be motivated


  7. Jenny Houle Jenny Houle says:

    This book embraces drawing as a medium to connect with our mindfulness It reminds us that everyone can draw, no matter the perceived skill level While there are exercises, this is not a how to draw book The exercises all combine mindfulness and drawing There is a breakdown on the properties of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhism philosophy that mindfulness is based on, so that one has a better understanding of this term we hear so much lately as a way to connect with ourselves in a world of c This book embraces drawing as a medium to connect with our mindfulness It reminds us that everyone can draw, no matter the perceived skill level While there are exercises, this is not a how to draw book The exercises all combine mindfulness and drawing There is a breakdown on the properties of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhism philosophy that mindfulness is based on, so that one has a better understanding of this term we hear so much lately as a way to connect with ourselves in a world of constant disconnect


  8. Andrea Andrea says:

    Thank you for providing me with a copy of this e book in exchange for a review.The book provides a range of basic drawing exercises used as a means to be focussed and mindful It is a useful introduction to mindfulness and to drawing and the exercises are easy to understand and encourage a regular drawing and therefore mindfulness practice.I am only part way through the book but will continue, and would recommend this to anyone who maybe struggles with the concept of mindfulness and wants to fin Thank you for providing me with a copy of this e book in exchange for a review.The book provides a range of basic drawing exercises used as a means to be focussed and mindful It is a useful introduction to mindfulness and to drawing and the exercises are easy to understand and encourage a regular drawing and therefore mindfulness practice.I am only part way through the book but will continue, and would recommend this to anyone who maybe struggles with the concept of mindfulness and wants to find practical ways of accessing mindfulness


  9. Callista Goh Callista Goh says:

    I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own This text, whilst basic, is well written and easy to read It provides step by step exercises in mindfulness and drawing for readers to focus on the subject with sections focussing on targeting Your Inner Critic and Still Life, it provides interesting perspectives on the place of mindfulness drawing Highly engaging but somewhat basic Would recommend, 7.5 I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own This text, whilst basic, is well written and easy to read It provides step by step exercises in mindfulness and drawing for readers to focus on the subject with sections focussing on targeting Your Inner Critic and Still Life, it provides interesting perspectives on the place of mindfulness drawing Highly engaging but somewhat basic Would recommend, 7.5 10


  10. Andrea Andrea says:

    This is a book for people who want to include drawing as part of a personal meditation or relaxation programme However, it sabout the mindfulness side rather than a how to I personally was looking forward to the opposite That said, It s still practical, easy to follow and there are some good ideas there but for me, it doesn t quite hit the mark or go deep enough.Many thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC for which I have given my voluntary and unbiased review.


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