Laura and I went to Bluff Point State Park today to hike and sketch. We stopped along her favorite part of the rocky shore and chatted lightly for awhile. I headed off to sketch this unusual plant with spikey seedpods, while Laura headed over to draw wildflowers. I usually don’t show this sketchbook to many people because the drawings are very much in process and raw to me, but I am feeling more confident about what has been developing in the work. I have often felt that they should be more realistic to be taken seriously, but you know what? That’s crap. I think this perception came from teaching at the college (which I am now free of) and my own crazy mind.
What I want is to draw from my intuition about experiences I have. It’s not a drawing with an artist statement or thesis about life. It’s a drawing I make up as I go along and let unfold. There is no expected outcome. No exhibition.
While we were drawing, we participated in setting the Guiness World Record for the largest collective meditation. It was a beautiful moment to sit in the shade of an oak tree along the ocean and meditate on peace. We are such bad asses!