Sunday, June 28, 2015
Individual Lupine Pods Really ARE Individual
When people finished their drawings, I would take their potatoes from them and place them back in the basket. When all were finished and the basket was once again a bunch of boring old potatoes, each person would then go dig through the basket and try to find her/his own potato. After they thought they had found them, I would tell them which numbered sheet of paper to put their potatoes on: " Mary, put yours on number 1"; "Tom, put yours on number 2," etc. I could check against my list to be sure everyone had put his or her potato on the correct numbered sheet. No one ever picked a wrong potato, and after everyone had found the potato she/he had drawn, we would match them with the drawings and prove that they were the correct potatoes.
The point of the exercise is that drawing improves vision, presence, focus, and knowledge. In addition to producing some lovely drawings of potatoes.