The Myth: If you tell me: “I can’t draw” or “I’m not creative” I won’t believe you.
People often tell me that they can’t or aren’t. And they can. And are.
“Dear Divya, thank you for teaching me about drawing! I’ve learned a lot from your workshop, “When in doubt, draw!” I had mixed feelings about drawing, but now I see the possibilities of creating a piece of art by looking at nature and persevering with my work. Spending Friday afternoons with you has enriched my life!”
Brand, new sketchbook at home? Untouched water colour set? Unopened sketchbook?
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“I came out of the workshop reminded of what it felt like to be free as a child!”
“I suck at it. I can only draw stick figures and a stupid house with a chimney on a hill…
and it looks like a 6 year old did it. I just don’t think I have what it takes to draw. I’ve tried before and I’m no good. And I don’t like doing things I’m not good at. Some people just have it and some people don’t…and I don’t. I would love to be able to draw things, anything, and I just don’t think I’ll ever be able to learn.”
Everything you’ll find here’s dedicated to rediscovering your creative self through the simple act of drawing.
Drawing’s the most accessible way to connect to your creativity, spark new ideas and get into a state of flow and YES you absolutely can.
When In Doubt, Draw
My approach’s focused on connecting you back to your creative self, drawing on nature and inspiring artists as your guides.
This is the place to find everything you need to get from blank page, to wherever you want to go, whatever your learning style.
Whether you love learning at home and online, like learning solo, enjoy learning as part of a group or if snuggling up with a book’s your thing, here’s where you’ll find what you need.
Drawing’s something we all did as kids. Drawing’s something that, as a species, we’ve been doing for thousands of years.
Early experiences in life have taught me about moving forward (you’ll find out more in my forthcoming book, When In Doubt, Draw) and here are a few things I’ve learned:
Drawing’s an inquiry: you can use it to explore environments, questions or experiences
Drawing starts with one line: it’s something you can do anywhere. You can simply start with a line and see where it goes. It always takes you somewhere!
Drawing is reflective: it helps you release stress
Drawing’s innovative: it is the birthplace of countless ideas
Drawing’s about observation: it makes you notice things you didn’t before
Drawing’s a way of harnessing our whole brains: using both right and left sides
The way I share drawing may surprise you (Hint: less about the how and more about the why)
I share drawing as a way of seeing differently, bringing out what’s locked inside and adding a tool to life’s tool box, with which to explore the world.
“You’re one of the unsung reasons for my big awakening. I could never have done it without you.”
“Is this the right job for me or should I keep exploring?”
“I’m much happier about how my life is going!”
“I’m at a crossroads in my life and know I’ll be ok, but want to keep feeding my creativity to get me through.”
“I still keep your words…as fuel and inspiration. Thanks a lot for being you in front of me who was in search of myself… You taught me not only about drawing, but also about being my real self.”
“I want to find out more about me”
A sign of our times: stress and mental health have become serious concerns.
In a world with increasing demands on our time and attention, combined with heartbreaking news headlines, we’re all searching for a bit of calm.
Drawing Helps With Stress
Drawing is a fantastic (and free!) way of releasing stress, getting present, rediscovering meaning, reconnecting with ourselves, reflecting on experiences and breaking down the BIG QUESTIONS. Plus, it’s fun too!
Drawing Helps Us With The Tough Stuff
“We’re getting a divorce”, “It’s cancer”, “He’s not coming back”, “We’re bankrupt”, “I don’t love you anymore”
Snippets from my story. We all have our stories. Stories made up of experiences. Every day we wake up to a fresh serving.
Good ones. Bad ones. These daily experiences wind up stored in our bodies as information and we often take for granted the way our bodies magically process food – extracting nutrients needed to nourish and expelling the rest.
Drawing presents a way of processing our human experiences.
So come discover drawing. All you have to do is start with a line and see where it goes.