‘Mushroom’ by David Barron



Ink on paper. 20cm x 14cm

Work produced at Mindful Still-life

If I had to pick just one weekly drawing session to attend it would be Mindful Still-life. The format is always the same, which gives it a reassuring, calm familiarity. (The creator of Teletubbies explained that her show stuck to a formula for much the same reason!) The seated yoga stretch that starts the session (which Anne always tells us, possibly counterproductively, is “nothing weird”) is lovely and relaxing. The thing I really like, though, is it reminds me why I fell in love with drawing in the first place: getting completely immersed in the process of drawing an object with simple materials. It’s just about the simple pleasure of drawing for the sake of drawing.