The Confident Creative Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press

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Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop drawing skills, overcome creative blocks, and enter the meditative state in order to find creative connections and confidence. Featuring full-color examples from professional artists, three different drawing methods, and exercises tested and developed in the author's own drawing class, this is an invaluable tool for artists, writers, musicians, and all who wish to access their creative strengths and live inspired, authentic lives.

Author Biography

Cat Bennett is an artist and professional illustrator whose work has appeared in such publications as the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and Time magazine. She teaches the Saturday Morning Drawing Club at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Boston. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

1. Something Is Calling
2. We Start Where We Are
3. A Moment of Time
4. Any Place Will Do
5. A Few Supplies
6. The Ways We Draw
7. Making Marks
8. Drawing What We See
9. Drawing from Imagination
10. Energy
11. The Creative Edge
12. The Sneaky Voice of Unreason
13. Leaping over Obstacles
14. Drawing as a Practice
15. Mind Chatter and Thoughts that Matter
17. Looking and Seeing
18. Making Friends with Mistakes
19. A Sketchbook for Life
20. Writing Our Way Forward
21. Being True To You
22. Hot Desire and Cool Intention
23. Inspiration Knows Your Name
24. Quantum Leaps
25. The Confident Creative
26. A Club 24. Making Waves
Appendix 1: Making Marks / Exercises
Appendix 2: Drawing What We See / Exercises
Appendix 3: Drawing From The Mind / Exercises
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