This exercise lets us get over the ideas of right and wrong, and shows us there are no mistakes. Even marks that appear accidentally, or in a different way than we would like, are no less interesting…. there’s really no such think as mistakes.
• Bristol paper • Oil pastels, pens, or marker
• Holding your drawing tool in your hand, quickly and without thought, “make a mistake” on a blank sheet of paper. • Scribble or scratch, perhaps using your non-dominant hand, let your hand just “mess up” the paper with a couple of quick, thoughtless marks. • Relax, then respond with light-heartedness. Keeping your sense of humor and play, respond to the “mistake” with new marks. Let it grow into something new. • More "mistake" ideas: Rip the paper. Spill something on the paper. Poke a hole in the paper. Crumble up the paper.
• What was a big “mistake” in your life? • How did it help you grow? • In your heart, thank it, and let it go.