Drawing Insight From Earthenware

Earth. Clay. Water. Simple elements that come together to provide containment. The vases or little vessels made of clay in our homes add an unrefined, grounded grace that plastic, or even glass simply cannot offer. Filling them with water for flowers brings a presence to the moment and to the home. It’s as if having earthenware to contain nature cuttings offers you a moment to connect earth with growth and to give life to whatever the vessel contains.

For today’s drawing challenge, find a clay vase in your home, or a bowl.

  1. Find somewhere comfortable to sit.
  2. Set the vase in front of you – with or without flowers – your choice, and draw.
  3. Don’t sensor your drawing skills. If you make quick sketches do that. If you like line drawings do that. This is more about opening a tap into your intuitive self than creating a masterpiece.

While you draw your earthenware vase or bowl, give some thought to these prompts.

  1. How many times have you cut flowers for this vase or laid petals in it?
  2. Who were they from, were they thank you, I love you or I’m sorry flowers?
  3. What does this vase add to your home?

At the end of today, if you feel inspired to you can share your thoughts and drawing insights in the comments. I’d love to share and support you in your journey.

If you post your drawing to social media, use the tag #mininaturedrawingchallenge so I can share in your creative process.


Posted on

March 26, 2020

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