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ImageAs I prepare to teach a local drawing class I am reminded of the foundational aspects of drawing.  Like scales to a musician, drawing is a basic skill for all art forms.  When we begin to draw we start observing the world around us with different eyes.  We start to contemplate those forms around us that we consider pleasing and evaluate the “whys” as to what constitutes beauty.  We gain a greater appreciation for nature.  If we look closely we can sense not only the beauty of the entity created, but the magnificence of the Great Creator.  Drawing brings my heart closer to God because I realize He is a lover of detail, which means He cares about every little thing in my life.

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