I’ve always wanted to be good at drawing.

True I have a BFA in studio art, but at best I’m passable at drawing realistically. I have yearned to work with my hands again… not just doing artwork with my camera or my mouse. Perhaps it’s time to draw on the magic of the universe and learn to draw the magic.



Impulsively I bought this book, How to Draw and Paint Fairyland by Linda Ravenscroft, when I was out and about yesterday. I am apprehensive as well as excited about the gift I just gave myself. Will it sit on the shelf only to be picked up once in a while and put back? Or will I allow it to transform my beliefs about my drawing ability.

You should treat a muse like a fairy.

Paulo Coelho

Perhaps instead I should treat a fairy like my muse…

I’m joining Becca Givens’ Nurturing Thursday for the first time. Please visit On Dragonfly Wings and Buttercup Tea to find out more about it. As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. :D

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15 thoughts on “Nurturing Thursday: Drawing the Magic”

  1. Ok, that’s pretty funny you should mention Mona Brooks… when I taught art one year at a Montessori school when I was in my 30’s, I used her books to help me… I just took the Drawing for Oder Children and Teenagers off the shelf to look through again…

  2. sounds really great – and while some have good drawing almost from birth – well it is a skill that can be learned and is developed with practice – so woo hoo- I spent time drawing on my Florida trip in February – but after a few days it became a drain – so I stopped – but that first few days it was so soothing and just gave me an outlook.

    also, you have to check out MONA BROOKS – she is the authority with drawing and her books are some of the best I have encountered with “all things drawing”

    anyhow, this sounds like a lot of fun – 🙂

  3. Ummmm, it’s only relaxing if you don’t judge every stroke you make… that’s why I need the fairy magic… 😉

  4. Just do it!! You may be surprised at the results and no matter what -drawing is soooo relaxing and you’ll be amazed at the new creative ideas you’ll get from it!! 🙂

  5. Oh what a delightful gift to give yourself — and the double benefit is for you to see those creative wings expand and fly. Thank you for sharing — and for linking to Nurturing Thursday!! 😀

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