I Bought a Picasso
Yesterday I realised that my car didn’t just have car flu, it was terminal! I went to find a new one. My only demand to the dealer was ‘I need a big boot to carry paintings.’
‘I think we have the perfect car for you..a Picasso, low mileage, big boot, diesel.’
Ha Ha, Picasso, that does sounds perfect I’ll have a look.’
I was always going to be an easy customer – I had to buy a car.
The Picasso had a sticker of a giraffe on it from Blair Drummond Safari Park. A sign! It definitely had my name on it, I have lost count of how many giraffes I have drawn or painted.
‘Great! I’lll have it!’
Driving home, the last drive in my unsafe feeling old car, I started thinking about Pablo Picasso. Specifically his brilliant one line drawings.
Simplicity and control combined.
One line drawing is going to be my project today
Taking a line for a walk……..
Allowing hand eye coordination to find its way
Lots of paper and NO judgement
Observation and trust
Not controlling outcome, just allowing flow
Driving is a little bit like taking a line for a walk, so is mowing the lawn.
Driving and mowing, drawing in a different forms.
Today is a beautiful day.
My one liners are going to be of my ponies
The ponies can do the mowing
But first I will go and pick up my Picasso!