Mindfulness and drawing

Being of a sensitive and empathic disposition I became very familiar with the state of flight/fight. Growing up, I saw and felt things… not just my things, everyone else’s too… … Read More

I Can Draw Birds

I can draw birds, but not with my left hemisphere. It supports the process; it doesn’t drive it. The left hemisphere is attracted to tools. I’m attracted to tools – … Read More

Our Double Hemisphered Brain

When I first began teaching, I encountered Betty Edward’s book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.”  She speaks of the right and left hemispheres of the brain and … Read More

A change of tack;

I decided to paint the NZ yellow breasted tomtit, which I had drawn in a controlled, coloured pencil style a few years ago; a demonstration piece for my students. It’s … Read More

How to Paint Birds

How to Paint Birds I’ve always loved birds. I feel them in my body, on the back of my neck. I feel them running down my spine like scales on … Read More