Mindfulness/Play: Marking Your Day

Every one hundred steps you take, stop and document something that stands out as a part of your journey You can write about it as a moment of your day, or you can use small drawings that visually describe what you’ve seen and experienced

Mindfulness/Play: New Every Day

Spend the next week acting as a tourist, or even an alien, and when you see a “new” object or place, then draw it Explore its details, how it might work, what purpose it might serve Treat the paper as if it were a photo album that you are filling with a series of micro-moments... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness/Play: Exploring the Tiny

Choose something really, really small, like an eyelash or the tip of a pencil Draw the object as if it were being seen through a microscope Noting the tiniest detail as it would appear on a microscope slide Imagine what shapes it might have, what colours, what shading

Mindfulness/Play: Mirror Image

Choose a subject Gently fold a paper in half, and on the right draw the subject And on the left, use your left hand, and make a mirror image of your subject Try this several times with different subjects and see if you improve with your non-dominant hand

Mindfulness/Play: One Long Line

Get a blank piece of paper and a pencil, or you can use paint and a paintbrush Draw (or paint) a line from left to right at the top of the paper When you get to the end of the line, without breaking contact with the paper, double-back on yourself as you continue the next... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness/Play: Going Circular

Make circles on your paper, letting your hand move to create the best circles you can Let the circles overlap, touch, or stand alone Make movements with your whole arm, then your hand, and then just your thumb and forefinger to make circles of different sizes

Mindfulness/Play: A Little Exploring

Choose an ordinary object as your unexplored territory Take time to notice the small details in the materials that make up the object Closely explore the terrain of the object and create a drawing that exaggerates the peaks and troughs, the textures and terrains and the tiny imperfections Approach the task as if you are... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness/Play: The Five Senses

Draw/create what you might experience with each of your senses; what can you see, what can you hear, etc. Tune in to what is happening around you, or what things do you enjoy hearing, or seeing, etc.

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