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Beyond shame – Drawing first time since childhood


Yes. This really is a cat. Made by 38-year-old woman.

I am married to a painter and my mother is a kick ass drawer. This is the reason why I haven’t touched a pencil in my adulthood. I hate to be worse than others.

I thought I would live happily ever after without having ever confront my difficult relationship with drawing. I was wrong.

In September 2017 I started to study Service Design in Laurea University of Applied Science. I took part of a workshop by Katja Tschimmel. Our first task was to draw a portrait of a person who was sitting next to us. I totally froze up. I rather twerk naked in front of the class, than draw a real person who I don’t even know.

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