In This Chapter
^ Making your own space to draw ^ Finding the time ^ Tools of the trade ^ Beginning practice
If you have an empty wall, you can think on it better. I like a space to think in. —Georgia O'Keeffe
Now that you've mastered the beginning exercises that can help you to see as an artist sees, it's time to get serious, get yourself some materials and a place to work, set aside some time, and get to it.
In this chapter, we'll begin exploring the places you create and playthings you acquire that help you become an artist. No room, you say? No time? Let's take a closer look at fitting drawing into your life—and your home.
A studio or a place to draw is almost as important as your interest in learning to draw. We live in a hectic world that's full of deadlines and responsibilities. A space of your own, however small and simple, will become a refuge from the rest of your day. You will look forward to the time you can spend there.
Time alone—to observe, learn, experience, and grow—is often disregarded in the pressure-ridden careers and lives we lead. Drawing, a visual, meditative, learning experience, can help you enjoy your time alone. You deserve a space and the time to immerse yourself in a pastime like drawing.
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