Friday, April 23, 2010
Here is an iris from last summer for you.
Dream Boogie is going great. There is alot of "ownwork", Sark's version of homework. It is bringing SO many things to light for myself. There is a supportive community of fellow dreamers, videos, interviews, and worksheets. There are many challenges and so many lessons I am learning.
I wanted to mention this book. Expressive Drawing :Freeing the Artist Within by Steven Aimone. I borrowed it from the library and I really recommend it if you want to be a little more free with your art. There are lots of exercises to try. Here is the synopsis:
The many people who long to draw—but feel too intimidated to try—will rejoice at the wonderful first entry in this brand-new creative series. Written by arts educator Steven Aimone, it’s packed with solid, friendly, hands-on instruction, as well as inspiring images, and backed by the trusted AARP name. Aimone teaches an accessible style called expressive drawing that emphasizes line and mark, rather than rendering a specific object, which for many people, can create barriers to self-expression. Exercises start off simple and quick, encouraging readers to work on instinct and feeling, while the later ones focus on detail and refinement. The book features hundreds of
images of work by well-known artists from Debuffet to Jim Dine—and each chapter includes a profile of someone who came to drawing late in life and achieved recognition.
I am only at the beginning and haven't tried any of the exercises yet but plan to over the weekend!
I hope you have a great one!