The Drawing Together community convened again Sunday, December 26th. Our host was led by Jerusalem-based American artist /essayist Judith Margolis. Her book, Life Support: Invitation to Prayer was published in 2019 for the Penn State Press Graphic Medicine series. She is the art editor of Nashim, a Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies and Gender Issues (U. of Indiana Press) and creative director of Bright Idea Books, where she publishes fine, limited edition artist’s books. Her book Train Music Writing and Pictures, with poet CS Giscombe, was published by Omnidawn Publishing (Oakland).
From Judith: “Learning to draw, or more accurately, realizing how to look at things, for me marked the beginning of being an artist. For this Drawing Together session, I have prepared a sequence of prompts with which you will explore when you learned how to draw and how you formed a unique sense of yourself as an artist. As the New Year begins and the days grow longer, let’s draw closer to the light, together.”
First exercise: Using the first song above, draw your first memory of yourself. (about 1.5 minutes)
Second exercise: Using the second song above, draw your first memory of yourself as someone who could create and know, to know yourself as someone who could do something (draw, paint, dance, singing, even math!) (about 4 minutes)
Third exercise: While listening to the third song above, Gravity by John Mayer, remember a favorite memory of yourself, a story that you will remember for a lifetime and retell at the end of your days. Draw a scene or sequence of scenes that represents that story. (10 minutes)
Thanks to Judith for this wonderful Drawing Together session! If you’d like to share your work, or see the work others created during this session, post to social media with the #DrawingTogetherGM
3 images from today’s #drawingtogethergm with Judith Margolis. https://t.co/JZ9ByaNkEw #graphicmedicine #memories #earlymemories #corvidart #comics pic.twitter.com/5uDn57O2oq
— Erin Partridge (@2littlewings) December 26, 2021