Sunday, 29 March 2015

Interior?

Inspired by Bev of By The Sycamore Tree talking about sketching as meditation, and Ellen of Greylady's Hearth talking about mandalas, I decided to squeeze in a bit of sketching time.  While I originally intended it to be a mandala, it became something else, not sure quite what…

This was done on cartridge paper, with WHS own brand colouring pencils :)

12 comments:

  1. My first thought was "The Heart of Spring." Good for you in making time for you! :)

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    1. It inspired me to start zentangling again, as the bit I enjoyed most was the brown stalk thing at the side. I have promised myself to try to do even five minutes a day of zentangling, and have already designed a project :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    2. Good for you! it is such a relaxing thing to do
      I've been practicing patterns for a while now and I love it. I've found a lot of inspiration on Pinterest. Now I am collecting all kind of shapes in a little grid notebook

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    3. That's a great idea, Ellen! I have several books of zentangle, but admit I often just make things up :D

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    4. That takes a lot more courage then "just" copying them :D

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    5. Ha ha, courage or foolhardiness? They don't always work out, but I guess I'm just not good at walking somebody else's path :D

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  2. That's so lovely about drawing form the heart: You always surprise yourself.
    Lately I am drawing a lot on cartridge paper too. It lowers the pressure :)

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    1. Ha ha, drawing from the heart. I actually started with the little orange flower in the middle, intending to create a mandala. Then it just morphed… :D

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  3. I did the exercises in "drawing from the right side of the brain" a few years ago. Drawing things upside down I was a million times better than as we see them. Weird that...but it is all creativity!

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    1. I've heard of that before, but not sure I've ever tried it, except for forging my mum's signature :D

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  4. I really do need to connect back to my artist side through drawing. We all have that artist side and sometimes we just ignore it for extended periods of time. I know I do! I love that you're doing this!

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    1. I hope you'll reconnect with that side of yourself. I know how it is when you're overextended and unwell. Still, it can be so inspiring to touch that creative aspect of self :)

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