Capturing Life In Motion {Drawing Close, Day 8 }

October 08, 2013

Capturing Life In Motion {Drawing Close, Day 8 }

Capturing Life In Motion

It's possible to know something like the back of your hand, and yet overlook something as familiar as the back of your hand... I'm right-handed, and decided--just for fun--to try and draw my right hand in less than 5 minutes. Why?

Because it's like learning to capture the best of life, even when it is crazy, spinning, and downright chaotic.

It's not unlike the practice of dictation or memory work. It's about sharpening your sense of observation, translating, and documenting. Quickly, fearlessly, and without the weight of over-correction. It's taking note of what makes each moment uniquely special, even if that moment changes and fades in the next.

Sometimes I think we grow simultaneously lazy and perfectionistic when things are stagnant and unchanging. But studying a thing in motion requires risk, work, and an appreciation for imperfection.

Don't wait for everything to settle down and look predictable before you learn to see, perceive, capture and enjoy the chaos of it all.

I'm drawing close, today, to embracing life in motion and cultivating an eagerness to capture all the best of it when it just doesn't stop spinning.

Drawing Close {31 Days of sketching and noting grace through drawing.}
Drawing Close {31 Days of sketching and noting grace through drawing.}

Join me everyday this month for the Drawing Close series.

Day 1: Drawing Close Intro Day 2: A Portrait Day 3: Parts of A Whole Day 4: Be Strong and Courageous Day 5: A World Where There Are Octobers {My Birthday} Day 6: Keep Moving Forward Day 7: Bearing Fruit Day 8: Capturing Life In Motion Day 9: Day 10: Day 11: Day 12: Day 13: Day 14: Day 15: Day 16: Day 17: Day 18: Day 19: Day 20: Day 21: Day 22: Day 23: Day 24: Day 25: Day 26: Day 27: Day 28: Day 29: Day 30: Day 31:


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