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Article Teaser: If you are used to taking charge and making things happen, why does drawing leave you baffled? I feel your frustration in this, and hope you'll find some relief in this article.

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How Solo Performances Kill Creativity

Copyright (c) 2007-2017

If your drawings haven't much feeling, it can be frustrating. Try as you will to make it alive, or imitate reality, when your chosen subject has no say, drawing becomes a solo performance.

Drawing from your mind alone keeps you isolated, yet longing for partnership.

If a stranger approached you, and asked what qualities make you unique and interesting, what would you do? I can't imagine you'd tell all your secrets to a stranger, at least until you got to know and trust them.

Drawing a thing as you presume it looks is like trying to pry into a stranger's intimate life, without their participation. Focusing on what you imagine in your mind, blocks your vision of the actual uniqueness.

This "sole creator" approach actually grows out of being used to scarcity in some way or other, in my experience. To feel responsible to have to do it all, is to be unable to even notice all the magic that is right in front of you.

So many opportunities are lost because the doorway between your heart and the heart of the subject is clouded over. You stay on the outside looking in, unable to see what you don't know. As long as you cling to the illusion of drawing solo, you will keep finding yourself disappointed with the results.

Drawing from your heart, in cooperation with your mind, takes genuine humility. Like any partnership, trusting your heart is the key that opens the door to connection.

How can you draw if you don't feel in control?

Trust your heart to let your eyes lead the way, so your mind can stay in the safety of what it knows.

Make your first drawings in private. Begin by just sitting comfortably, and go inside. You can let all your feelings be as they are. No need to fix anything or take the lead. In drawing from within, you don't have to be responsible, you only need to trust your heart.

Innocent eyes see into whatever's there as an impartial witness. You take part by recording whatever presents itself to be caressed. Your eyes are happy to see things as they are, so let them be in the driver's seat.

Often you won't even be aware of little details until after, when your critical mind has a look. See into things from your heart and they will meet you more than halfway. They want to be found.

The intimacies revealed through your drawings are not captured or created by you, they express themselves through you in partnership. Our drawings are a visual expression of the wisdom given to us, rather than fabricated through our thoughts alone.

Tuning in to the wavelength of the heart allows us to become connected to the universal Essence, and to receive a knowing beyond our education or experiences. Courage and trust in working with the unknown can lead to a fertile partnership with all of creation.


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