Monthly Archives: November 2013

What I’m Doing

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I know, I know; it’s been a long time.

I have a full time job, going to school, got married, lots going on. I’m still sewing, but don’t have time to write and take photos. Also, I’ve been doing a lot of digital art with my iPad and an awesome app called, simply enough, Paper, by FiftyThree.

This is a short video of a Moleskine book, produced through Paper, by Milk, of a small collection of my analog drawings.

Analog drawings are something I’ve been working on over the past few years. The basic premise is that all people make the same sorts of marks to express emotions; wavy horizontal lines for peaceful feelings, hard, angular lines for anger, etc. I developed drawing exercises to help people (first did this just for myself) identify and analyze emotions around a situation, or person, or just in general. I hope to begin workshops to help people through this process in the near future. Not only does one gain tremendous insight from this kind of drawing, but the end result is usually quite beautiful, even if you are no kind of an artist. These start in black and white, use instinctive lines, and then repetitive shapes within the areas defined by the first set of lines. The repetition helps get your brain into a near-alpha state, the same place a light meditation or prayer state does. After the lines and shapes are complete, I colorize with hues that complement the feelings.