It seems to me that one of the chief benefits of drawing is to allow us to really notice what’s right in front of us. I’ve been walking the sidewalks of our neighborhood, almost daily, for the past 17 years and I discover new things all the time. There are certainly days when I’m hunkered … Continue reading Noticing
It is likely something I’ve known all along, but there are times when I am hit with a realization that feels new, like a discovery I haven’t ever uncovered before. This week’s daily drawings of trees gave fresh insight into the differences between drawing from life ( or even from a photo I’ve taken) and … Continue reading Discoveries
I marvel that it is holiday time once again. Somehow the seasons roll 'round more quickly and I know all too well how fast this wonderful season will fly by if I don't take time to drink it in. I'm planning on stitching and drawing with the purpose of slowing myself down a bit, taking time … Continue reading Draw & Stitch Together through Advent!
July is here!! And I'm super excited about this month for lots of reasons. There will be celebrations - the Fourth, our daughter's half-birthday, and my own birthday at the end of the month. There will be travels - we are driving to Arkansas to pick up our son who is performing with Opera in … Continue reading A Jolly July!
Every day I need to check in. Over the years I've wondered if this was a strange thing about myself...this need to check in, to take stock of where I am at a given moment, to breathe in and breathe out, to mark the moment, taking in the sights and scenery around me. Now I'm … Continue reading Where Are You?
It's that time of year when I remember. I don't do it on purpose. It's perhaps the imprint of that crazy wilderness pilgrimage to the hospital for three weeks and then home to slowly heal. Four years ago, my body was in decline, losing a battle with ulcerative colitis, and was eventually required to give … Continue reading Remembering
Do you long to find meaning in your life, just as it is? Would you like to be able to sketch and draw more freely? Are you looking for a way to focus on the good things in your life and even help you deal with the challenges? Years ago, I wrote a lesson a … Continue reading Discover Your Life Beautiful…One Drawing At A Time
For me, drawing my life is a direct link to loving my life. Take the above for example. I did not set about it with any thought that I needed to love my life more, or that I was going to find my heart pulled in the direction of my life, just as it is … Continue reading Draw What You Live
In the flurry of activity surrounding all the good things happening these days, I found myself drawn to the Gardens here in town. There were so many reasons why I should NOT go spend a morning to draw...piled laundry, dirty house, art "business" stuff to do, etc. But I knew I needed this. To sit … Continue reading A Drawing Morning
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