The wonderful Canadian artist and blogging buddy Benedicte Delachanal approached me for an art rendez-vous or two.
She does art workshops in the real world for people with chronic pain, and thought that I would appreciate similar painting and drawing sessions, to show how relaxing and joyful it is and to give me a break from the ‘word world’ and a foray into the non-verbal.
USA artist Aletha Kuschan joined in on the party, just for fun! (she doesn’t need the lessons, you see – haha – unlike me, she knows how to draw and paint).
I jumped at this opportunity as a form of Art Therapy. A visual artist I will never be, but I can still have fun participating with pens and paint 🙂
The first rendez-vous was lines.
Instructions were as follows:
Lines are the alphabet of drawings.
They are varied, and full of emotions.
Draw several squares on your page,
free hand is good but a ruler is OK if you feel more comfortable using it.
Draw in each square lines.
If your mind start wanting to draw something else in these squares, that is very good and let your hand draw free.’