Draw Yourself Calm Is Available In The UK!
Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
I’m more than pleased to tell you that my book, Draw Yourself Calm, is now available in the UK! Even more fun is that folks in the UK can purchase with a special coupon code I’ll offer at the end of the post.
I thought it would be great fun to give you a sneak peek of what’s in store for you in the book, as well as some ideas of what to do with your drawings. (Not to worry, the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries will all be here by September 6th! You can order here.)
Let’s look even more closely at some pages:
You can see how approaching the pattern multiple times helps you to find your own way with it.
If you are noticing my little inchie squares and wondering if we will be doing The Inchie Challenge this year, the answer is YES! September 6th – 16th.
Sign up for The Inchie Challenge here:
I love to use my slow drawings in my art journals. Sometimes it’s fun to just let them be the star of the show.
Lichen is a pattern I created, used for a while, and then added the straight lines into the center. I really like the blend of organic and geometric feel. These are the sorts of playful explorations I’m inviting you to try too. You can learn the pattern with the step by step photos and then try out lots of little variations of your own. This is how our art process becomes joyful.
This is a closeup from one of my art journal pages – see the little lichen drawing in that collage? Collaging is a very fun way to use your slow drawings.
While most of the patterns in the book are slow drawings, some are slow paintings, and I offer lots of ideas for adding watercolor to your work.
Outside the UK, pre-order here:
Another way I love to play with slow drawings in my artist books and art journals is with tracing paper. This is a handmade art book with the Edge, Squiggle, and Wave patterns from Draw Yourself Calm. Some of the patterns are drawn directly onto tracing paper with a white gel pen. The top watercolor card is glued on top of the tracing paper, and bottom ones are sitting under a layer of tracing paper.
Layering is one of my most favorite techniques to play with.
The beauty of slow drawing, besides the calming effect and the fact that it can help you to develop your art practice, is that if you are ready, you can do it almost anywhere. Just carry a small stack of cards or a small art journal and a drawing pen, and you can create any time.
Save 20% off Draw Yourself Calm in the UK!
Search Press, the publisher of the UK version of the book, has generously offered a coupon code for Mindful Art Studio students in the UK. My apologies, they are not able to extend the coupon to folks living outside the UK. When you purchase Draw Yourself Calm here, use code DRAWCALM20 in the promo code box to save 20% off the price of the book plus free UK postage and handling.
If you’ve already got the book, I’d love to hear from you here in the comments about your experience with Draw Yourself Calm.
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