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A touch of digital magic



Michelle had attended a drawing class in my studio last week. (You can see her portrait in the last post). Today she asked for help with a drawing of herself holding a rose and a whip (don't ask me....) and a cat with a big bushy tail. The drawing is nice and lively, but the foto muddy, with uneven lighting. So, here is what I did:

Convert it into a black-and-white line drawing. I used the app Carbo for that, but any other scan app on the smart phone, or Gimp or Photoshop work just as well. Then …

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Drawing class



Yesterday's drawing class was fun. I really enjoy to see how participants soak up the instructions and make really nice drawings – all different. And I wonder why this is not taught in every school! Why is drawing considered "fine art" and not "communication skill", like writing? We worked hard and concentrated, but there was also space for talking and connecting and for bonding with the dogs :)

 

 

 

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Image streaming

I found a website called "Project Renaissance " by Win Wenger. He is proposing to use a technique he calls "image streaming", to enhance intelligence and creativity. It is basically letting images come to your mind and describing them while they show up. Interestingly, this is is exactly what I did constantly when I was a little child. (My poor parents!) Here is what showed up today.

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Webinar sketchnotes Amir Karkouti

   The other day on the train I watched a lovely webinar that Amir Karkouti held about how to run a Facebook group, and made some messy sketches. Thank you DSB Danish Railway for free internet on the train!

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Jammed head versus clear head

This drawing is inspired by a little text by success and resilience coach Sara Priestley:

"Jammed" head is likely to be looking "outside" for reasons and fixes. "Clear" head is likely to feel happier and have more confidence. Big generalisations. The key thing is, both are normal. We move between them as naturally as breathing in a out. For as long as we're alive. And neither determines our ability to love, serve or contribute. This is the flow of life. That's why telling someone they need to dev…

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