February 4th, 2014

On Friday afternoon I found myself doodling with a silver gel pen on card stock, not with any purpose in mind or end goal. I wanted to keep my hands moving while my mind wandered and I worked through something completely unrelated in my head. It was soothing to move the pen across the page making a grouping of curved lines, and then eventually straight lines interconnected into clusters of triangles. (None of which is pictured here).

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I’ve drawn like this before in my sketchbook but the silver gel pen on black paper makes it something fascinating and special. The initial drawing I did on Friday led to a whole lot more over the weekend, because when I like something I am obsessive about it. I’ve completed four of these on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

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The drawings are a meditative process on par with the paper cutting work I love to do. My mind becomes a calm blank if I allow it to, and I don’t see any further than the next line or cut. It feels as good as the smooth glide of the gel pen across the page.

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2 Responses to “Meditative Drawing”

shelley Says:

these are beautiful! xo

Rachael Says:

Thank you Shelley. Doing these is feeding nicely into other projects too.