Month: May 2016

Nurturing Curiosity

“The wisdom begins in wonder”  Socrates

One of my artist friends talks about the importance in focusing art work to things that you care about. I add  “and things you are curious about.”

I can not think of an artist who is not driven by curiosity. Curiosity is the joy of exploration that drives learning, critical thinking and reasoning. When I use my sketchbook to capture the folds of fabric,

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Drawing Habits

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.       Kurt Vonnegut

I have been developing the practice of using my sketchbook daily and also spending a lot more time drawing in public. I have almost filled my second sketchbook with drawings of things that just catch my attention or goals that I had set for myself.

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