A drawing a day keeps the doctor away
Professionally caring for the well-being of others, I consciously have to action caring for myself. Early this month I began a little project: for my own well-being, I make a drawing a day. I relax when I draw. For thirty minutes to an hour, I focus on shape and colour; on emptiness and space. Drawing is a silent process. It is like meditating.
I feel much better when I do it, compared to when I don’t. When I make a drawing, I find the perfect balance between being and doing. I can truly simply be me, when I draw.
It isn’t about the quality of the drawing. It’s about the quality of the time spent when making the drawing.
Sometimes I draw what I saw during meditation. Sometimes I just let my hand make shapes that it seems to choose all by itself.
It isn’t about the quality of the drawing. It’s about the quality of the time spent when making the drawing. I relax. I unwind. I find joy in playing with colour – like a child. It’s a happy time; it’s the necessary me-time.
Materials used: ink, pencil, pastel, water on A4 sized paper.