Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Meditative Sketch: Find Your Magic

I shared this freehand sketch on my Instagram a week or two ago and liked it so much that I thought I would share it with you here on my blog. It's a simple drawing that I drew while sitting outside on my back patio next to my fish pond (aka my outdoor office!), right as dusk was approaching and the sun was beginning to set.

It started as sort of a mandala drawing. I began with a simple circle and then added the leaves and from there it bloomed into what you see above. I could have gone on and added lots of layers and embellished the heck out of it, but instead I left it as is, pleased with its simplicity. I'm a big fan of Art Nouveau and Craftsman motifs and sometimes I see faint impressions and inspirations of those designs come alive in my own artwork and doodles. 

I snapped the photo above with my iPhone and then added a bit of digital text art (the "Find your magic") with an iPhone app as an overlay on the photo of the drawing - but not on the original drawing. 

I think I chose the words Find Your Magic because sometimes it's in doing simple, relaxing things that you come into your personal magic. Just like when I made this drawing. When do you come into your personal magic? 

I hope you have a creative weekend! 

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article and images ©Laura Beth Love 2016