Drawing

This one takes some skill, but not too much. Frankly, stick figures can also be delightful to draw if you’re in a lighthearted mood. 

Bob Ross, the painter on public television, would say there are no accidents and that can also be the case for drawing. 

Here’s an example of one of my recent projects – clouds:

My cloud sketch
This one is kind of hard to see because it’s in pencil, but I am studying the lines and forms of clouds. I find it challenging not to put other scenery in there.

There are plenty of good tutorial videos online, so I won’t waste time telling you how to draw. My mom once taught me how to draw a cat in primitive perspective, which was awesome. I am still a big fan of artists like Charles Wysocki. I love the childlike quality. 

My father, a former science teacher, took up nature sketching as a way to develop that side of his brain. He found a book, “A Life in Hand,” with helpful ideas about how to sketch things you see in nature. I now own that book.

A Life in Hand was the book my father the science teacher read and practiced. He said it helped him exercise the creative side of his brain.
A Creative Companion by Sark is a wonderful, playful look at being creative. It’s a combination of writing and drawing, encouraging us to do the same.

The best thing about drawing is that you I can do it with my 6-year-old niece. 🙂