Recently my students and I have been creating Neurographic Art drawings! It has been such a wonderful process, that I thought I would share it incase you had not heard of it.
Neurographics is a way of drawing that recreates the outer from the inner. The world is a reflection of the beliefs we hold.
A way to allow a person to transform one’s stress and fear by drawing freeform lines and then later using a specific algorithm to transform the stress into a beautiful work of art.
Neurographica™ is a simple and effective method for working with the subconscious mind through drawing. This creative method stimulates new neural pathways by combining art and psychology. It was discovered and developed by Pavel M. Piskarev, PhD, a Russian architect, psychologist and creativity entrepreneur. This art style deals directly with our thoughts and emotions in a non-interpretive, non-dogmatic and thought-free way.https://www.neurographica.us/about
The hand and brain are connected, and in tandem, or we would not be able to pick up or touch what is in front of us.
Neurographic art uses that connection to loosen and redirect the habitual thought patterns that create fear and confusion and creates a new way of thinking and being.
A new line; a new neural pathway.
- Use a dark color to draw a wide scribble on your paper.
- Think of a problem or issue you are facing while you draw the line.
- Find any sharp corners where lines cross or turn and round those, filling in the gap with ink.
- Add “field lines” or shapes that extend to the edges or overlap, then round any new corners.
- Add color!
- You can turn some of the lines into something recognizable or keep it abstract.
I felt way more relaxed while I was focused.
It made me feel more focused.
How do you feel? How did you feel going through the process?
The reflection process is one of the most important aspects of this practice. When one does this activity with intention and focus, there will be an affect on their perspective of the situation. Reflection asks for your attention on the matter. What did it feel like, what did you notice, describe where your thoughts went…
I feel like there is so much more that can be done with this, and I have only skimmed the surface!
Hopefully you have a chance to try it for yourself! I have created so many already! Let me know how it goes!
<3 Raine Dawn
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