Monday, April 30, 2007

Spirit Drawings

At Cynthia Mooney's "Journal Keeping Workshop" yesterday, we made spirit drawings. We studied the object and traced it on the paper with our fingers. The idea is to draw the essence of the object and work from memory. It's an exercise to loosen up as well as decide how to fit the object on the paper. The first drawing, we drew without looking in 30 seconds. The second drawing, we drew from memory in 60 seconds . The third drawing, we could look at the object and finish it in one minute and then color it with watercolors. What a fun way to draw this salt shaker in less than five minutes and feel the spirit of the little girl reading.

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