I enjoy reading Marigold Jam blog, it's always filled with lovely stories and photos. So one of the latest posts was "One thing leads to another" where Jane writes about practicing drawing following a suggestion by another blogger, Carol, who wrote "A drawing a day" post.
So... After reading these two posts and looking at the sketches by Jane and Carol, I had no time to waste anymore. Off I went and found my little drawing notebook, that used to be in my handbag for some time but then mysteriously migrated somewhere else. I got out a pack of pencils and drifted far away to the land of dreams, peace and tranquility. It was such a great therapeutic session, if I may call it that. It was amazing! And the best thing is that somehow, after I made the first sketch, it seemed much easier finding a few minutes throughout the next few days for the activity I enjoy.
I absolutely agree with Carol that drawing really does make you look at objects. You don't even realise but you start noticing small, tiny details that make a huge difference. And these small things make me slow down and enjoy the moment to the fullest. Kind of like mindfulness, right?
I don't call myself an artist and never will, not at all, drawing is just something I enjoy doing and wish I had time to take a proper course. Maybe later. I wish I had enough courage when I was little to believe in myself and go with my desire to draw. But it's in the past. At the moment I focus on now and no matter how hard it is, I try finding just a few minutes for things that I truly enjoy.
Wishing you all even a few minutes of free time just for yourself, for things that inspire and motivate you, for things that bring you joy. Larisa xox