Have you ever tried to draw with your eyes closed? Hands just dancing on the paper, picking up randomly different colours, not knowing what is going to appear on the paper.
We use our analytical mind almost every minute since morning until we are going to sleep.
´The coat she´s wearing looks nice´… ´Should I make this or that recipe?´… ´These colours together make a nice match´
Mind is talking all the time about almost everything because we can see what we are doing, select and put objects in front of our eyes into categories.
What if we try to close our eyes and just let go?
We let our other senses come forward which can be interesting experience.
Pick up a piece of paper, couple of colourful pencils or paints (that can be even more fun) and put them in front of you, put some music or podcast on and just let the hand lead the movements on the paper. Music – loud one – in the headphones is an amazing stimulant.
It might feel uncomfortable at first but once you let go and stop thinking if the Picture will be pretty you start enjoying the feeling of ´letting go´.
I loved that suddenly I could let my hands go without trying to correct movements. My logical and analytical mind just had to shut up because couldn´t see if the lines are matching if the colour selection looks good. I couldn´t analyse what the picture should look like or what is appearing on the paper.
Once you finish you can take the process even farther. Did crossing lines appeared on the paper? Is there anything you would like to add?
Work on the picture a little bit more. Fill in the spaces with colours, add shapes.
Colours are subconscious reflections of our emotions so here you have a chance to draw out your own emotions on even deeper level. If nothing else, I guarantee you will have some fun time.
Good luck and let me know how the exercise felt for you.
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