A Mindful moment – sound drawings

I am working on extending my new series based on Forton Lake and developing some more work based on the area. I have been spending a lot of time, mindfully recording what I see, what I hear and what I feel when I walk around the shores of the lake. An interesting exercise to do is drawing only what I can hear. It’s not as daft as it sounds to sit down with paper and a pencil, close your eyes and make marks for all the sounds you can hear. I found I have different marks for birds, planes, the throbbing of boat engines, and kids playing in the distance, wind on my face etc. It’s fascinating.

Sound drawing – graphite on paper

Whilst on one of my mindful walks yesterday, I was drawn to this glade of trees in the strong June sunshine – I could have watched these strong patterns for ages. Wonderfully relaxing!

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