The Apple Exercise – for anyone wishing to begin the new year on a creative note.

Hello to all.
This is a great exorcise.
For those of you who cannot see to draw or paint, never fear, you can change this up and create with words, building blocks, or clay.
You can knit, or sew.
The object here as I ‘see’ it is to get creative, to come out of your comfort zone and try something new thus promoting self growth.
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My Life as an Artist (2)

Happy, peaceful, healthy and creative New Year to one and all.

The  ‘Apple Exercise’ is a positive way  to begin the new year for anyone wishing to express themselves and explore their creativity.

Throughout my many years of painting and teaching, I have heard over and over the frustration of those who would like to explore their creativity, but always seem to find that life gets in the way……..

The new year is a good time to re-think and re-look at the way we live our lives.   A good time to make new and positive habits.

1915661_200776310395_1768147_nIn principle this exercise is very simple and effective.   If followed three positive changes will occur:-

A new positive habit will be formed which will benefit all areas of our lives.   

Fifteen minutes of PLAY every day for one month will hone observational and technical skills.    

Participants will begin to…

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20 Responses to The Apple Exercise – for anyone wishing to begin the new year on a creative note.

  1. Jo Elizabeth Pinto says:

    Worth considering. Look at the entire apple, not just the bright red skin. 🙂


    • Patty says:


      What does it feel like, taste like, smell like?

      What would its shape feel like if you made it out of clay or how would you describe it if you wrote of it?

      How could you use it as the subject matter for a story, poem or song?

      That’s the ticket!



  3. What a great idea! I will see if my husband is up to a little coloring and then maybe I’ll be able to do a little something at the same time.


  4. I do this a lot, but I am going to try to do even more playful creations before I get down to editing. I think brainstorming is a way to do this exercise as well.


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