When I work with a client’s deep inner images, I draw on the same visual language that artists work with, and so I find visual art, especially drawing, fascinating. I tell my students and workshop participants that we need to shift “how we are looking” to understand these potent inner images and allow them to [ Read more … ]
Your right brain knows how to draw
I’m learning how to draw. It’s amazing that drawing doesn’t take years of art classes. Betty Edwards, in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, says that we already know how to draw. We just have to get our left brains out of the way so that our right brains (that part of us [ Read more … ]
Until we’ve drawn something, we haven’t seen it.
Ten years ago I sat in on a drawing class in Oakland. The topic that day happened to be shading–how to draw the play of light and shadow around an image. After the demonstration I thanked the instructor, and was barely out the door before I burst into tears. Apparently, I had never paid much [ Read more … ]