My joy is painting. When I can move colors and create shapes from the abstraction of blending and layering, I feel the most movement. I feel myself processing emotions, I can think clearly when I paint. It seems to bind the mind body process for me.
However, when I draw, unless it's just scribbling, I think. It is a challenge for me to form full lines, to create boarders and edges. At times I get caught up in the doodling mind numbing aspect of it but I enjoy the learning curve it brings.
I wasn't about to take all my paints and supplies with me to South America. So I took a little sketch book and a pencil and forced myself to be without the comfort of color and acrylic.
This is some of what came from it.