(Spring Blossom with Blue Sky, coloured pencils & pastels, Paula Kuitenbrouwer)
How to cultivate mindfulness through mindful drawing? This is what I do. I select the right materials and choose an object for drawing that inspires me but not overly. Too much passion easily leads to frustration. Paying attention to light is important. Although I like to sit in the garden on a sunny day, I don’t like to glare annoyed at an approaching overcast because that certainly isn’t meditative. Last, I keep my concentration high, but my expectations low. Practice makes perfect and it takes time. After I have done some drawing, I put it away. I postpone judging my work. Later I see if my work falls in the category ‘exercise’ or ‘exhibition’. How do you cultivate mindfulness, calm or happiness through drawing or painting?
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