Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sycamore & Street Lamp - Sketching Outside

Welcome to Day 6 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry.  You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post.  Feel free to read the books with me and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...

Day Six - View from a Wall

Students - I am becoming more and more interested in sketching things out in the world, not just inside my home or inside others' homes. And yesterday, I realized that this project is beginning to teach me to stop and draw at anytime. There are many moments in life which I often fill with checking phone messages or looking up something on my computer. Now I plan to fill more of these moments with sketches, capturing the world around me, one small snapshot at a time. This alone will not only help my writing; it will enrich my life.

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  1. I just browsed back through your sketches for the month so far, and what I'm struck the most by is what you said about your train ride -- how you are seeing differently now that you are focusing on drawing.

    I think that summarizes what I want for my students. Whatever we're learning about, I want that to make them "see" the world differently...through that particular lens.

  2. I have loved all of your drawings...but today is my favorite so far. I just love what you wrote!