At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, November 9

More books...

thankfully i've escaped the funk...
due in no small part to these wonderful books :)

a pattern is emerging, which is strangely new to me...
i get stuck, feeling i can't get out; i read an art book (at the moment art theory rather than practice), and i'm inspired to draw something - anything!
if this is an ungoing phenomenon - which is so hope it is - i can only be good :)
on not being able to paint is what got me out of this latest corner - bless you, marion milner, wherever your spirit may be! and i just started the kandinsky book (i love the cover!) this morning and i had to draw...
i'm realizing i need to think long and deeply about a number of things:

why do i draw?
what does it mean to me?
do i want to draw naturalistically or expressionistically? does it matter?
am i drawing just for me or to communicate something?
does the medium matter? i.e. charcoal, pastel, biro

i think these questions, and hopefully answers, belong more in my OCA learning log, so as i work through them, i may leave this blog for a while... but you're more than welcome to drop by Mark out the Sensual Life :)

1 comment:

Rachel Lewis Illustration said...

Hey thanks for dropping by my blog! Glad to read you've found what inspires you to draw - I think that these kinds of things are really hard to force. As for why you draw, I think there's no need to really question it; you just do it because it makes you happy, in whatever way you like!

Really inspiring to read what you've gone through and how you're getting yourself better; good luck with it all! Rachel x