During our time at home my daughter and I started looking at words and considering their derivatives. Let me give you an example:
Rest – Restore
Regulate – Regulation
While I’m sure when I return to work my English colleagues will assist in the term for this – it lead me to think about this pair.
Revolve – Revolution. It was also followed closely by the words “Sometimes the world doesn’t revolve entirely around you”
Well it got me thinking about the way we see things impacting our lives. We all see through our own lenses.
He’s not interested in me because he’s ignoring me… well actually he’s worried about a lump that he found in his hand and is too scared to talk to anyone about it.
Why is she letting the kids just run wild over there? Doesn’t she know anyone else is around… er well she’s just found out that her husband has died and is trying to muster up the courage to talk to her children about it.
And then there’s the OMG he just cut me up on the road Do they not know how to drive?… Well his son has just had an allergic reaction and has swollen up like a balloon and needs to get to A&E fast.
My point is we don’t know what is underneath the surface.
When we see with just our eyes we forget that there’s a whole load of other things going on with other people too.
The word revolve acts as a reminder to see thing differently.
Turning around. Making a shift.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Why did they say that to me…? becomes… what I wonder what they were thinking why they reacted like that.
We will never know the reasons so we have to act in good faith.
HOW CAN WE CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT THINGS?
As with anything. The best way to start is by working on ourselves.
I believe it takes practice.
So mindful art helps me to do that. Click here for the latest video
It helps me to not get so hung up on the judgements.
Oh I made a mistake… so that must be bad.
Think about it. The Earth moves around the Sun. Slowly but surely. Different seasons. Different time zones are made. Night and day created.
Life is one cycle. Constant change.
In today’s work of art you will see me demonstrate that exact same thing
I make a mistake in creating it live. Well it’s not a mistake it just involves taking a moment to realign and see things differently. How can I best make use of this. How can I adapt it? Well you can see how I deal with it!
So this week you will need about 50 minutes of you time.
You will also need a pen or pencil, circular object and a plain piece of paper.
You can download your pattern sheet and template below
If you prefer to use the template skip to 10 minutes and the drawing will start.
As always I would love to see your art work. Tag it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #systobart and don’t forget to comment below.