Letting My Mind Wander
It's funny what happens when you let your mind wander, when you get in the zone a little bit.
I was having real problems coming up with something to draw today. I hope I don't have the same problem tomorrow. I thought I'd try an exercise to free my mind of the obligation I feel to be as good as I can possibly be. Today - this is as good as I can possibly be.
It's just a little doodle. I was amazed to see something starting to emerge from the visual cacophony of discordant shapes. Though this was originally a free form exercise. When I was done and I looked back at the photo I saw interesting shapes come out.
I used some darks and lights to accentuate the image. I thought what came out of it was interesting. It was interesting to me. Many things that interest me are of not particular interest to many other people. I can live with that.
As humans, we're programmed to identify danger (Lizard Brain - it's the oldest part of our brain - survival - fight or flight). Many of us are even prone to over identify danger. Even in the mix of color I saw the danger coming out of the picture. I'll give myself two points for identifying the threat.
This was a fun game because it was a meditative process outlining the different shapes and it was fun to see something pop out of the digital explosion.
Okay - this was a play day for drawing. I'll set my mind on tomorrow and see what comes of the day.
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