New drawing challenge starting January 15!

January 13, 2016 in Blog bericht, challenge, Geen categorie by Michelle Dujardin


The new year starts with several new projects. A home improvement to renew outdated parts of my house for example, and perhaps more relevant for you; a Facebook Zen drawing challenge on Januari 15th. Feel free to join the challenge and become a member of our facebook group here.

What is a drawing challenge?

The tradition goes back to februari 2013 when Zen drawing teacher Holger Wendt came up with the idea to take the challenge ‘to draw Zen’ daily. The idea of Zen drawing is not to make a beautiful drawing, but to take the time to see things how they really are. You take time for yourself, to empty the mind, to relax and open the heart. Than you inner artist awakens and beautiful drawings occur by itself.

Many people I speak to say they feel more relaxed, positive and aware after starting the day with drawing a minute or 15. Just 15 minutes to brighten your day and make you feel more connected to the world around you. Because I know from my own experience how hard it can be to take the time to sit down and draw for even 15 minutes, the challenge is necessary again and again to commit myself to drawing. How big will this challenge be for me this time when a bunch of hamers, lots of nails and a bucket full of plaster shouts out my name all the time? There is only one solution to this problem: to draw the things that I am working with. So my personal themeĀ  for this challenge will be ‘home improvement’.

boor kit

Honestly these object are not the first things I think about when I have to pick a subject that I really love. But who knows maybe Zen drawing will make me feel more commited and related to my working materials.

Who know one day you will hear me singing this song while working…

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