“Art is that which despite all gives hope” Frederick Franck 1981
Since the 100 anemone bulbs I planted have yet to appear I used a bouquet that five years ago was the subject of Day 90 of my daily posts during 2015. I had been re-reading one of my favourite books The Zen of Seeing by Fredrick Franck that week. Here is the original bouquet together with my pen and ink drawing at the time, and if you would like to see the rest of the post and learn a little more about Frederick Franck why not visit Studio 365: Day 90
“We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…Our looking is perfected every day – but we see less and less.”
from The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck, 1973
This week I am drawing and re-reading one of my favourite books, The Zen of Seeing. I was introduced to it many years ago in a drawing class in which we were all at different levels of ability, some never having drawn before. The book, together with our wonderful instructor inspired us all to achieve wonders. I recommend it to you and hope you are able to find a copy. You will want to pick up a pen or pencil and draw, draw, draw.