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Uplifting the spirit

I often wonder if it would be apt to share some of my woes in a blog or a tweet.  But I’m of the mind (more often than not) that if something bad doesn’t directly impact another, why dampen their spirits with such news.  Indeed, wouldn’t it be better to elevate others with positive news and things that could enrich their lives?

Perhaps some folk share the low points in their lives through such media…but I don’t think I will!

So let me share something to (hopefully) enrich your life today…

If you’re like me, you likely never learnt to draw much beyond stick men and symbolic drawings of houses and such.  You know; a square house with a triangle on the top as a roof, a few smaller squares as windows and a rectangle at the bottom as a door.  I’ve got to tell you, I’ve NEVER lived in that sort of a house…and yet it’s drawn so often and we’re told/tell others; “that’s my house.”

“Ermmm, no it isn’t.”  I think it’s time we learnt to draw properly…

It turns out the key to drawing was a matter of perception… but why not read Drawing onThe New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards and learn about the theory as much as the practice for yourself.  And whether or not your care for the theory, why not also buy the workbook to facilitate your education in the art of drawing.

I wish you all the best if you decide to pursue such creative endeavours and strive to uplift your spirit…

But what’s your preferred way to uplift your spirit?  Do you like to draw, or now intend to learn?
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