How intricate and beautiful ordinary things are. Garlic and peppers are so interesting. Texture and shape – paper thin layers and waxy, curvy lines. Smooth and wrinkled, crisp and soft. I have been learning how to look at something just as pure shape and color and not as the object itself. We tend to draw what we think we see and not what is actually there. Drawing with this in mind is difficult but I think it is essential to capture the true essence of something.
What if we could take this thought process and exercise it with situations and people as well? Take the time to see what is actually there before we judge or conclude. I am very guilty of this. Maybe the more I draw my brain will recognize how to let this practice ease into other areas of my life.