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Drawing From Your Imagination
October 21, 2008

I am so fortunate to have my 3 year old grand-daughter living nearby. We share a close bond because we get to play together 2 days per week.

By play, I don't mean any type of game that you buy. No, we make up all of our games. We sit on a cardboard box together and she places her little arm around my waist, as we jog along on an imaginary bus ride. I point out all the countryside that is passing us by, and I exclaim - "Look at the cows!" And as she turns her head, she doesn't see the wall that's really there, she delights in seeing the cows that I'm pointing to, instead.

When was the last time that you had an opportunity to play directly from your imagination? Was it when you were a child?

We all lose touch with this creative side as we merge into adulthood. Responsibilities take over and we have to "grow up."

Well, I am here to tell you that you can recapture your creativity simply by taking up drawing as a hobby.

Your childhood creativity is lying dormant within you, just waiting for you to rekindle it.

Drawing will make you realize you have discovered something far more precious than any material possessions.

I hope you find that drawing and sketching will give you a new lease of life, that it lights a fire within you and you find out who you really are. Who did you leave behind when you had to grow up?

It is deep thinking, but this is what the action of drawing can deliver to you.

What's New at

Oops, where did this month go? I had every intention of creating new drawing pages but something must have happened! It's lucky I'm the boss of me otherwise I'd be in trouble.

Your Drawings

Wow, here are this month's featured artists and their drawings:

Cooking With Wine by Sandra Busby (East Sussex, England)

Lonely Duck by Windy (Qatar)

Portrait Of My Horse by Lisa (Staffordshire)

Sybilesque by Tammy Morgan (Tolono, Illinois)

Secret by Windy (Qatar)

Probal by Ahmed Mueen (Probal) (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Portrait Of My Friends by Clara (Portugal)

More Cooking With Wine by Sandra Busby (East Sussex, England)

Mask Of Probal Full Throttle by Probal (Bangladesh)

Inspired Drawing by Dinesh (India)

David Bowie Labrynth by Shane (Seattle WA)

James Dean by Shane (Seattle WA)

Meet Jacqueline by Shane (Seattle WA)

Madonna Like A Prayer by Shane (Seattle WA)

Johhny Depp by Shane (Seattle WA)

Creature Rock by Shane (Seattle WA)

Heart Break Jaqueline by Shane (Seattle WA)

Lady In The Sky by Shane (Seattle WA)

Ocean Face by Shane (Seattle WA)

Reading Between The Lines by Sandra Busby (East Sussex, England)

My Little Girl Shelby by Norma Szewczyk (Baltimore, MD)

Colored Pencil Drawing Flowers by Norma Szewczyk (Baltimore, MD)

My Nephew Danny by Nancy Mundy (Philly Pa)

My Mirror by Esraa Emad (Cairo, Egypt)

Reehna Fantasy Warrior by Arthur (The Netherlands)

Woman In Graphite and Turps by Bella (Durban, South Africa)

Leopard Cub by Bella (Durban, South Africa)

My Friend Nia by Tammy Morgan (Tolono, Illinois)

Sponge Bob Square Pants by Marie Christian Desmond (Sydney, Australia)

Suna Just A Portrait by Arthur (The Netherlands)

Tip of the Month

If you have a large portion of a drawing that needs shading, use a 4B pencil (it's soft and dark) and do large strokes.

Shading can be a bit like scribbling but you can control it more by doing irregular strokes of varying lengths.

Try adding pressure to your pencil to make darker bits.

Remember, to make something look lighter, you only need to have something darker next to it.

Thank you,, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this issue.

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Please take care,


"Drawing is one of the best ways to meditate, while staying connected to the world around us." - Elsha Leventis

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