If you ever wondered what I do when I feel bored – this is it! I simply sketch everything that´s right before my eyes.
These sketches are some visual impressions of last week. They are not “Oh my God! What an awesome week you must have had!”-kind of sketches, but simply show you some of the everyday stuff that surrounds me.
The idea to sketch my food before I eat it is a rather new one and actually not one I had myself but kindly borrowed from the artist Danny Gregory. He writes awesome books that inspire people to get in touch with their creative side, one of them is actually called “Art Before Breakfast”. I can highly recommend it, although it really is quite tough to sit there and draw your breakfast when your tummy growls and wants you to finally tuck in 😉
Danny Gregory´s also extremely good in encouraging people to just try and draw, because, you know, it actually isn´t that difficult. We all did it when we were kids and never lost a thought about it that the outcome might not be a perfect one. In fact all kids are extremely and admirably self-confident when it comes to drawing and that´s exactly what we as adults should get back to more often.
And also, you don´t draw because you want to create beautiful art, that actually is rather a mere (and sometimes lucky) byproduct. It is most of all about getting lost in the moment, to focus on something else than all the things that are demanding your attention, to let loose and just be.
The moment you begin a drawing and actually concentrate only on the thing you want to draw, the pencil in your hand and the paper you put it on, is exactly the moment you begin to relax. It´s much easier than learning how to meditate and has the same effects!
So why don´t you just try and do some drawings this weekend? I promise you, it won´t hurt! And you might enjoy yourself more than you think possible 😉