Day 5 – organising verses relaxed

After reading and going through the quotes yesterday I wanted to put more quotes together to help explain my work and to help me to understand it. Although I want to make the most of this residency, and while it is time consuming and may seem to be going off on a tangent, organising my research is helping me define my idea and will be beneficial in the long time. So I spent a couple of hours getting a bit more organised, going through the quotes I have collected from the books that I have read, and putting them into orders depending on their subject. (There a method to my madness.)

After getting organised I continued drawing. By drawing upright on the wall, it changed the way I drew, I realised of how tense I had been when drawing, gripping the pen. I consciously chose to relax my grip, which changed the style and look of the drawing, it was less accurate but had more of a flowed. With this change in drawing, I felt the tension in my body fall away, became more aware and had insights, the insight part I shall touch upon later.

Relaxed drawing

 

Bibliography
These are the main books that have inspired and influenced my work.

Drawing and painting people a fresh approach Ball, Emily. Drawing and painting people a fresh approach. Wiltshire: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2009.

The Artist’s Way Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way. USA: Penguin Group, 1992.

Drawing on the artist within, how to release your hidden creativity Edwards, Betty. Drawing on the artist within, how to release your hidden creativity. Great Britain: Fontana Collins, 1987.

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Edwards, Betty. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. USA: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001 The Zen of Seeing Franck, Frederick. The Zen of Seeing Seeing/drawing as meditation. New York: Vintage Books, 1973.

The Mandala Bible Gauding, Madonna. The Mandala Bible. Great Britain: Octopus Publishing Group, 2011.

The Mediation Bible Gauding, Madonna. The Mandala Bible. Great Britain: Octopus Publishing Group, 2010.

Trust the process an artist’s guide to letting go Mcniff, Shaun. Trust the process an artist’s guide to letting go. Boston and London : Shambhala, 1998.

The Practise and Science of Drawing
Speed, Harold. The Practise and Science of Drawing. USA: Dover Publications, 1972.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Great Britian: Hodder &Stoughton, 1999.

A New Earth Creat a better life Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth Creat a better life. England: Pegiun Books, 2005.

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