Drawing to change your life

sally muir dog sketch via besotted blog

When Danny Gregory’s life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career, and the way he saw the world.

The title of this post may seem hyperbolic but drawing dramatically changed the life of prolific sketcher Danny Gregory and he has legions of fans/apostles that adopted his daily drawing habit and have had life changing experiences as well. One of the things that drew me into Danny Gregory’s work is that he didn’t start drawing until he was a middle aged adult, you really can start a new skill right now. Gregory’s book ‘The Creative License’ outlines his journey and is considered one of the pioneers of the visual journal. Gregory’s style is very ‘on the fly’ and loose. One of the things I loved reading about him was that his young son picked up the daily drawing habit. As I mentioned yesterday the only way to master a skill is to actually put in the practice, Gregory makes it seem almost plausible to do (maybe ask me when my toddler is a teenager about squeezing in a daily anything).

What about you? Do you have a daily sketching habit? If so how did you get started?


‘The Creative License’ by Danny Gregory

Danny Gregory Site

Sketchbook Skool

Artful Parent on daily sketching

Sally Muir Daily Dog Project

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Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

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