14 hours ago
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I was talking to a good Friend recently and like most of the conversation I have with this particular individual, the conversation became very deep.
we were talking about the current society, social decline and the general state of unhappiness people are living in. We talked about our personal experiences of this, one in particular I experienced the day before on a bus. the conversation led to us trying to understand why people are acting in such ways, then my friend said something that made me think back to something I read recently. I told him about this book and how brilliant it was.
The book I was talking about is a drawing book by Walt stanchfield called "Drawn to life"
I recommend this book for more than what it can offer your drawing ability, it's all about the philosophy of living and being creative. It sounds strange to say as it's primarily seen as a drawing Manuel, and it is, but it offers something more about drawing than just " this is how you draw a head, and this is how you draw the foot". Walt's like, if you wanna be good at drawing, go play tennis, or go for a run, keep healthy, experience life, go on holiday, for if your not experiencing what life has to offer, how can you re-create it. I urge everyone to go and buy both volumes of this book and read it cover to cover.
Here's a quote from it that i read yesterday, it's exactly a point i was trying to make to my friend a couple of weeks ago about why i thought people are acting the way they are. this quote says it more beautifully and clearly than i did.
"Clearly and Simply, man is a creative being. if you take that away from him or if he relinquishes it himself, he is less than his potential"
This is a drawing I did to day to accompany my ramblings :)
Posted by messytimbo at 10:11 pm