"Established artists are always seeking beginner minds." This quote from Leonardo DaVinci is one my favorites. I share it with beginning drawing students to congratulate them for pursuing something new and for being willing to expand they minds into another realm of Creation. We should never be too "advanced" to learn something new and if we are always seeking with the mind of a beginner there will always be something new to discover. Drawing classes introduce artists to simple, basic forms to practice drawing skills. No matter your skill level, these "pure" shapes are not only valuable practice, but there is always something that can be learned anew if we are open to learning it. Just like the lessons we can learn from rereading a biblical verse or passage over time. They hold a new meaning depending on where we are on our journey or what situation we find ourselves in. A Glimpse of His Glory peaks through each word revealing the pure & simple that we are longing for.
"Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk,..." 1 Peter 2:2