Part One Feeling, Memory and Imagination
Warm Up Temporary Drawings
So the first, warm up exercise, of doing temporary drawings in various ways, was a great way to get me into a better, more joyful and experimental state.
Initially I felt a little silly and embarrassed at what I was doing, but quickly felt more playful and had ideas about what else might be fun, without my usual concern about how useful it would be.
|This is a temporary drawing I made with wet woollen yarn.|
|The grass was long and wet, so dragging a broom along it|
gave a paler trail, like the line behind an aeroplane. I tried
to capture this on video but it was awkward to do both at once.
Then I made drawings with dead leaves.
I was surprised by how important the rhythm of the movement (or lack of it) seemed to be when I was flinging my arm around.