Into the Self
With my Tuesday drawing group we did a self portrait exercise with charcoal. Because I’m seeing this group weekly I’m starting to recognise and notice the different mental blockages of the drawing process. Of course looking at yourself in a mirror for that long and drawing every little detail of your face can be quite confronting. I caught myself quoting my yoga teacher on it being “drawing practice” rather than making a masterpiece, which made me think of how much mindfulness is essential in making art. I expect more of it becoming a part of my teaching :).
Saturday I did a last minute silkscreen printing workshop at fellow artists Rick & Veerle (Origin of Joy) during their Open Atelier in Rotterdam. I’m really starting to love the way children draw more and more and also the silkscreen print translations turn out so wonderful! Adult just can’t come up with the things kids do :).
For the rest I had a few fruitful meetings on running and upcoming projects, did a lot of behind the scenes stuff and finished the week with a proper Pajama Day with Juniper :).