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Draw A Tree (365 Creative Exercises & Prompts, Day 55)

Draw A Tree / Day 55/ 365 Creative Exercises

Draw A Tree / Day 55/ 365 Creative Exercises

Welcome to Day 55 of the 365 days of creative exercises! We started off this challenge series in the fall with the prompt Draw A Leaf, and today, we are going to draw a tree. Of course, given that I’m posting this on Dec 25th, we immediately think of Christmas trees and back when I was a young girl in elementary school in Bombay, India, decorated Christmas trees were my favorite things to draw. For our creative exercise today, let’s draw a tree; it can be an actual tree that you’ve come across, or something from your readings, movies or your imagination. Maybe you’d like to draw the classic stone pine trees of Rome (pictured below) or a magnificent banyan tree.  I remember reading the book Chocolate Island to my kids when they were small, and it is full of the most amazing and mouth-watering candy vegetation. Another famous tree is the Whomping Willow from the Harry Potter books! Draw any of these or you may choose to draw a tree straight out of your imagination. Draw one tree or all the kinds of trees you can think of. Have fun with it, don’t judge anything. I’ll see you tomorrow! – PriyaDraw A Tree / Day 55/ 365 Creative Exercises


Background: Welcome! We are now at Day 55 of the 365 Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here!  I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’  or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Have a wonderful day! Just as a reminder, it really helps to have a dedicated journal or notebook because you will see  a continuous record of your creativity expanding and changing as you devote time to it every day. You will also be creating a year’s worth of creative work. As you work through the prompts, write down other things that strike you because you may want to revisit these ideas. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya


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