To honor the memory of Margaret Munt (July 3, 1954 – May 31, 2012), we’re drawing flowers this week.
- Select a few flowers almost at random. They can be wildflowers, roadside “weeds”, or carefully cultivated varieties.
- Admire each one from different viewpoints – above, below, front, and back.
- Think about the process of the buds opening and blooming. Note the different stages if they are showing in your flowers.
- Set your eye upon the contours (edges) and your pencil on a paper. As your eye caresses the shapes of each petal and leaf, let your pencil follow along on the paper.
- Heighten your awareness to the different ways the flowers grow and fulfill their mission. Appreciate their different sizes, shapes and colors.
- “Listen” to the flowers with your eyes to hear their individual stories.
- Aim to draw out the unique beauty of each one.
That’s what Margaret did with the people in her life. She divined their special potential and brought it forward. She did this in her classroom of children and in all her relationships. Let’s honor her memory by focusing on what is beautiful in every flower and every person. Let’s appreciate uniqueness and see how differences can compliment each other and work together to make a bouquet.