Ways to create

There’s nothing like the excitement of waiting for a parcel to be delivered, especially when that parcel contains a book. But this time it wasn’t only a book. Art Kit

It was Drawing Lab: a fun and silly art kit by Carla Sonheim.

Ideally, I should have taken a photo of the parcel, just to let you experience  a little of that excitement, albeit vicariously.  But I couldn’t wait that long to open it…

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…or to get started. Inside this gorgeously illustrated box is an equally gorgeous little guidebook containing pages of drawing exercises to get you started and some basic drawing tools: drawing pencils, felt pens and even coloured pencils.

First drawings

This was my first foray into art-making since Year 10 Art Elective so catlovers keep your (cat)hair on. No offence meant. I was looking for a subject and found one or two photos to copy on the internet.  Who’d have thought?

I’m having a go at drawing to free up my creativity as Jen Storer—prolific children’s author and writing teacher— recommends on her website. What have I got to lose? Not a whole lot it would seem.

What’s your favourite way to get creative?

(Disclosure: No cats were harmed in the making of these images.)

 

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