As regular readers know, I’m taking a break from making jewellery.
I do however want for something else to fill that creative void.
The urge to create is to be answered.
To assuage the need, I’m taking a botanical art class.
I’ve done plenty of drawing classes before, both formally (including an RMIT class) and also through evening classes and such; and I decided on this class to reawaken that love.
Our first lesson was talking a bit, and a few of the basics (in pencil).
I learned new things … not that I know lots, but I was surprised to learn something brand new in the first few hours of a class. This pleased me immensely.
Most importantly, a lovely statement from our teacher: “drawing is putting a line around a thought“.
This is one of the pages from my first lesson.
The centre leaf is my absolute favourite; mostly because the lines were felt and came from my hand exactly as I wanted them first time. The clarity of the act was utterly enjoyable, and the lines are beautiful to me.
Just that one leaf though, the others are learning doodles.