The Artist in Me

Valparaiso University Department of Art held their annual (and free!) Draw-a-thon yesterday which focuses on alternative drawing processes.

The first session was Flashlight Drawing, but I can’t talk about that until I receive my disc of artwork the instructor is sending. (It was my favorite session!) But if you look here you might get a taste of what’s to come.

We did a surrealist method called Exquisite Corpses in which a piece of paper is folded in thirds and artists draw either a head, a torso, or feet without having seen the rest of the drawing then pass the sketch to the next artist until it is a wild creature.

Here are a few examples:

This is a head the instructor drew.
Here’s a horse head I drew.

I drew Ghost Lady and she happens to be my favorite, so I brought her home and I’m going to frame her and put her in my office.

I think she has a story to tell.But of course, I’ll have to tell it for her since she has no mouth. (There is a layered meaning here.)

I learned that I want an art studio. And maybe, even if I’m reluctant to admit it because I don’t really believe it, maybe I’m a little bit of an artist on the inside.

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6 thoughts on “The Artist in Me”

  1. You, my dear, are an artist whether you draw/paint or not. But you just so happen to be talented in the art department as well as being a great writer.

  2. I desperately long to take a drawing and maybe a painting class. I have never taken either, but I feel there is something trapped inside of me just waiting to leap out through those means….
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

  3. Of course you have to go to Heather's blog and look up the guest post I did on how to draw so you can hone in on these newly found skilz 🙂


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