At the beginning of the year, I invested in some material from Deborah Koff-Chapin, the artist who developed the touch drawing technique. I began playing with touch drawing right away. The results and process were exhilarating. Eventually I incorporated additional color by using prisma color pencils. And recently when I went to paint something with a brush as I have done many times before, I found myself immediately using the touch drawing techniques on the canvas. My fingers were in the paint, both hands working together. I wonder if creating images will ever be the same. I hope not!
This labyrinth touch drawing is the first of several offerings I am giving away as a celebration of my upcoming blogging birthday. The picture doesn’t nearly represent the original (which was created on cardstock). The actual piece has rich green lines with a field of bright colors which illuminate the path.
The labyrinth has been very meaningful for me over the last decade. It symbolizes the journey inward, a time of self-reflection, and the pathway to sharing with the world what has been discovered within.
The labyrinth is indicative of the blogging journey I have created. I started this blog with the idea of making my own life better. Some of my early posts were about self-love and self-care. I went on to participate in my first Wishcasting Wednesday. This became a weekly ritual of practicing the art of reaching for my dreams. Along with this creative act came a network of individuals, spearheaded by Jamie Ridler. The dreamcasters supported my dreams and allowed me to support theirs. Those dreams guided me to create a more interactive blog which begged for collaboration. I invited others to join me for A Celebration of Wellness Blog Party. I spent several months on that journey of wellness, shared by a number of Creative Spirits who offered their thoughts, feelings, and art to the group.
My week of offerings is a way of showering you with gifts…gifts symbolic of the many blessings I have felt showered with this past year. The Labyrinth is my first offering. If you might like to be the recipient of this touch drawing, include a comment here to let me know. You don’t have to know exactly what you will do with it, perhaps it will be a gift for someone else. On the 14th, I will have a drawing to see who it will go to. Check in each day thru the 7th for other offerings. Pick and choose those you are drawn to or go for it and include yourself for each and every one.
Just a note, I will not be including anyone who I suspect of blatant spam. Authentic, genuine comments only. I think that is only fair.
So here’s to the journey with all its curves, mountains, and valleys….and for all the travelers I have met along the way.