On Monday evening, we joined over fifty women of the Maple Village Women's Institute at The Copper Kettle (now Wags N Tails) in Surbiton, for an evening of mindfulness, creativity and drawing. It was a lovely atmosphere, where the ladies were introduced to a mindfulness, exercised their creativity with drawing challenges, practiced focusing the mind and drew present emotions with Story Spheres.
“Mindfulness is more akin to an art form that one develops over time, and it is greatly enhanced through regular disciplined practice, both formally and informally on a daily basis.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2003)
Mindful Drawing: Story Spheres
Creativity Exercise: Incomplete Drawings
Here are some responses to our first Creativity Exercise 'Incomplete Drawings' (an adaptation of Ellis Paul Torrence’s 1966 ‘Incomplete Figures’ creativity test and Kate Franck’s 1958 ‘Drawing Completion’ test), where everyone was given abstract shapes to make pictures from.