Drawing changes lives

“A drawing is simply a line going for a walk”

[Paul Klee]

 

“Nooooooo,…. I cannot draw !” …. “I’m really not creative”……..

I don’t believe you ! You think you can’t draw and you’ll never be able to learn to draw? That you just don’t have that drawing skill? NooooOOoooo! Everybody can draw! Stop thinking about drawing as “Art” and learn to “draw like you write”. Everybody has his own handwriting. Discover your “handdrawing”.

 

Everybody was drawing as a kid. And one day we stopped and forgot about it. Mostly it was in our teenage years… due to undiplomatic schoolteachers who told us our drawing “s****”, or just because we lost interest in it? Or because we started being afraid of making “mistakes”, because of our shame-monkeys…!

A lot of people say they can’t draw…! Or who told you you couldn’t draw?!? A nasty teacher maybe? Like a lot of us experienced negative critique at school… or even at home. Like children always have to fit in a box, and like art and drawing is always put aside, as if it was less important then maths or science…

 

When you say you can’t draw it’s just an illusion! It has more to do with beliefs, then with ability and talent! Talent has nothing to do with it.

It’s not that you will one day draw like Michelangelo, but just “draw”! All you need is an open mind and have a go at it! Grab a piece of paper and a pencil.

 

In fact we can all draw! Lower your standards. Focus on the essence of the object you want to draw. Don’t expect yourself to become Leonardo Da Vinci …

 

“When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked one day what I did at work.

 

I told her I worked at the college – that my job was to teach people how to draw.

 

She stared at me, incredulous, and said: “You mean they forget ?”              

     

[Howard Ikemoto]

Drawing is a universal language.

See it like writing. Don’t see it like making Art. Draw like you were a child.

Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that?

Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion – quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world.

 

How many other beliefs and limiting thoughts do we carry around every day?

 

Everybody can draw !      Watch this video by Graham Shaw :

Why draw and paint ?

Drawing learns you to look, and see, without judgment.

When you draw, you really LOOK at the world. You learn to see things differently, experience the world differently, really penetrate the world.

When we draw, we take an opportunity to slow down, and to appreciate how the visual world works. By developing this skill we gain a deeper understanding of our surroundings and learn a truly universal language. A drawing can communicate an idea more effectively than words.

 

Drawing connects us with the right part of our brain and liberates our creativity. It gives us a truly different point of view of life. It makes us feel better. Are you stuck in life? Or stuck in a creative process of writing or whatever? How about making some drawings to liberate yourself ?

 

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Or maybe you do draw, but are frustrated with the results because you think others draw better then you and are more creative then you? Then it means you are paralyzed by your “monkeys” : the monkeys of perfectionism, telling me I’m not good enough, that this is not good “Art”, I will make a fool of myself… Lack of confidence…. All of these monkeys take away the joy of drawing and painting. I know them very well… I had plenty of them and sometimes they come back. But I can help you to make them shut up.

 

How does it make you feel ?

You will feel light !

Drawing connects us with the right part of our brain and liberates our creativity and ourselves. If you’re stuck in life it will set you free!

It will set you free so you will get more out of life. I know that sounds like exaggerated, but it’s not! You’ll feel more freedom, more energy, kinder, one with nature and with your own nature and the world around you, more creative, be part of the bigger picture, proud of yourself, more worthy.

Drawing learns you to look better at the world and see things differently.

 

Draw and paint with me !

Contact me for private or group workshops

 

I will make drawing very easy and fun for you !

 

You will not want to live without it any more afterwards

 

 

Online classes coming soon….

 

In the meantime I organize private workshops and creative coaching on demand,

 

for you alone, or for a group if you want to draw with your friends.

 

I live in Brussels. The workshop can be in Brussels, or in a place you desire.

 

 

Le coaching peut se faire en français

Ik geef ook coaching in het nederlands

 

mail me at : info@barbaraluel.com

 

 

081211-023

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