AEDM Day 21: Fall Leaves

by jenn on November 21, 2008

in Art,Art Every Day Month,Dogs,Myers-Briggs,Nature,Outdoors

While walking Emmett this evening, a tree caught my eye.  The golden leaves looked so stunning against the midnight blue of the sky.   That inspired my art for today.

I recently finished Keri Smith’s latest book How to be an Explorer of the World and enjoyed her simple suggestions for appreciating the beauty all around us in our day-to-day lives.  She encourages us to pay attention to our senses.  As an “N” (Intuiting preference) on the MBTI, I tend to notice patterns, themes and meaning – more of the intangible qualities.  What I got out of reading this book were ideas to cultivate more “S” (Sensing) ways of taking in information like observing specific, concrete details and literal data.

I gathered fallen leaves and then took them home to do crayon rubbings. I practiced my sensing muscle by trying to describe specific details like color and texture.  I look forward to more exploration of the world!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

leah November 21, 2008 at 10:27 pm

what a lovely way of exploring your senses! and the rubbings are so delicate. love them!

Simple Meditation November 21, 2008 at 10:32 pm

Excellent content and style…keep up the good work!

Ananda Leeke November 22, 2008 at 11:39 am

You inspired me to pay attention to leaves this weekend while I walk to the hospital and church.

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