Everyone can draw. Children draw instinctively, so why do we as adults think we can’t do it? Why don’t we just draw? When combined with the practice of mindfulness, drawing becomes a simple, low-tech and creative way to access moments of silence and tranquillity. Increased awareness of colour, light and shade, small detail, brings a sense of being entirely in the present moment. There is even a section on self portraits, a gift of self, a way to seek our own uniqueness. The author draws on her own experiences of drawing, from sketching to relieve the boredom of a long illness to a career as a designer, to offer insights and exercises to help all of us tread the creative path to awareness. This book will have you reaching for your sketch pad.
Hardcover, 144pp, 2015