Sat, Mar 20 | Mindful portraits

VF Moments - Art

Surely drawing is a perfect way to stay present in the moment...or is it?

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Mar 20, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT
Mindful portraits

About the Event

“Mindfulness means the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn 1990

Surely drawing is a perfect way to stay present in the moment...or is it? Not if the inner critic has anything to do with it. It tells us “I can’t draw”. It judges our drawing to be “not good enough”. It tells us not to bother.

But the inner critic is just another form of thinking, and as Ruby Wax tells us “Thoughts aren’t fact, so don’t take them seriously”.

Materials needed:  All you need to participate is some sheets of paper, a pen, and your willingness to let go of any sense of accuracy or perfection. This session is designed instead to instil a sense of liberty. You are encouraged to follow your instincts. Focus on the point where mind meets pen and allow the movement to happen of its own accord, unmediated by the critical eye, and enter into the state of flow. As you draw in this way, you are reminded that creation is more about process than it is outcome.

“The mindful portrait exercise is typical of this by experimenting with drawing the characterful image of a human face on the screen in front of us and resisting the temptation to look at the page as we draw. We thus quieten our critical left brain, which wants to tell us that the nose is drawn too big, the eyes in the wrong place etc. and instead stimulates our creative right brain which enjoys the process of making marks on paper and begins to make creative connections as the drawing develops.   Join this mindful drawing session and revisit drawing with a joyful acceptance for what it is…marks on paper and embrace the benefits to your wellbeing of getting lost in the process of drawing.

Workshop run by Debra Collis @collisdeb_art on Instagram

Donated by LIGCA www.ligca.org

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