I almost missed posting this week however I wanted to get this up so I could feel like I wasn't slipping too far behind. Life's still being a bit tough around here. It's funny how days feel like weeks when life goes that way. Two things that help me through are slow craft (like I shared last week) and drawing.
During the past few days I came across the above video for, The Campaign for Drawing. It has stayed with me I think because as a kid I always drew. At some point though I was lead to believe that drawing was just a childhood pastime and that it wasn't important nor useful. I remember battling with this for a really long time. Even though I enjoyed other peoples drawings I just didn't think it matter if I didn't draw. So not true. On the most basic level drawing makes me happy. Happiness matters. Now I make time to draw every day even if it's just doodling like what I've shared above.
And like Andrew Marr - Patron Journalist and Political Commentator mentions at the beginning of the video;
"We are completely surrounded by drawn... things that were once drawn, once sketched out by a human hand and a human mind and a human heart.
Drawing is about being more alive and being more human and having a richer sense of yourself, ultimately."
And from Briony Marshall - Sculptor / Former Biochemist;
"The wonderful thing about drawing is there's no physical rules within it. You can do whatever you want. You can make things fly. And being able to just experiment and play is a great freedom."
I'm posting this video to reminder myself to continue drawing. It is important. Perhaps you need a reminder too.
You may also like to check out this short article from Dumbo Feather called, The Lost Art of Play.
Enjoy your weekend.