November 2021: Oil Pastels

Join us as we explore Art Philosophy's oil pastels with a beautiful handmade sketchbook from Solstice Handmade. This month, we explore the work of Byron Katie and questions our thoughts as we create. We notice any of the thoughts causing us suffering and ask them four questions:

  1. Is it true?
  2. Can I absolutely know that it's true?
  3. How do we react when we think the thought?
  4. Who would we be without the thought?

We apply this to any judgements of our work, starting small. Is the thought "this drawing should be better" true? Or "I'm terrible at drawing, etc." Then, after we become more familiar, we can apply the work to other thoughts that might be causing us discomfort.