: to make (a picture, image, etc.) by making lines on a surface especially with a pencil, pen, marker, chalk, etc., but not usually with paint
: to cause (attention) to be given to someone or something
: to cause (someone or something) to come: to attract (someone or something)

Source: www.merriam-webster.com


Draw (v.): c. 1200, spelling alteration of Old English draganto drag, protract” from Proto-Germanic *dragan “to pull” (cognates: Old Norse dragato draw,” Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragento carry, bear“), from Proto-Indo-European root *dhragh- (related to: Drag).

Sense of “make a line or figure” (by “drawing” a pencil across paper) is c. 1200. Meaning to “pull out a weapon” is c. 1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14th century. To draw a blankcome up with nothing” (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of “anything that can draw a crowd” is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).

Source: www.etymonline.com


“When I write...
I am in the fond arms
of a childhood friend
upon whose colorful heart I can hang
the charcoal drawings
of my woes.”

Sanober Khan (Mumbai-based poet and freelance writer. Her first book, “A touch, a tear, a tempest” was shortlisted for the Muse India National Literary Awards.)

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“All art is but dirtying the paper delicately.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900, English critic of art, architecture, and society who was a gifted painter, a distinctive prose stylist and writer, and an important Victorian Sage or Prophet, who sought widespread cultural and social change.)

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“It's not what you look at that matters, It's what you see”

Alphonso Dunn (accomplished artist with a strong background in the sciences, teacher, writer, and author of the book, “Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide.”)

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“I paint the spirit and soul of what I see.”

Brian Froud (b. 1947, English fantasy illustrator, pre-eminent faerie artist in the world and authority on faeries and faerie lore)

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“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.”

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943, British author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist, who wrote more than 20 children’s books, among them “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”)

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“It was amazing what an hour with her sketchpad could do for her mood. She was sure that the lines she drew with her black marker were going to save her years of worry lines in the future.”

Victoria Kahler (author of young adult, romance, and travel books)

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“We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.”

Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000, American animator, writer, and teacher, known for working on a series of classic animated feature films at Walt Disney Studios and mentoring Disney animators)

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“Regarding the creative: never assume you're the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you're masterful.”

Don Roff (b. 1966, writer, filmmaker, and author of over 14 books including: Scary Stories, Zombie Tales, Dragon Adventures, Werewolf Tales, and Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection)

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“When I write…

I am in the fond arms

of a childhood friend

upon whose colorful heart I can hang

the charcoal drawings

of my woes.” — Sanober Khan


How utterly exquisite it is to abide in the trusting Spirit of Creation, even though our mortal attempts at creating our masterpieces are sometimes haphazard and imperfect.

We are so privileged to have these magnificent lives, filled with playful, challenging, and joyous adventures.

As we begin to awake to our personal and collective possibilities, every experience becomes an awe-inspiring wonder to behold.

Let’s enjoy the unfolding of your souls, and be not deterred by our surprised trajectories.

Much Love, Tonya


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