Visualising Your Work

This morning I gave a talk and facilitated a short workshop on the Art of Leadership for the 2014 Learning Skills Group. I will publish more information on the session soon, but I’m flat out right now and just have time to share some work we cocreated today.

Here is some visual thinking around what the future looks like for learning and development. These images were cocreated by groups of people many of whom had not previously met. They were on a tight time constraint and were encouraged to go for it – and to show their work. I’m really impressed with what the teams came up with in such a short space of time.

If you prefer – you can view the images on Flickr too.

Learning to Paint – Self Portrait

OK, this isn’t a painting, it’s a pencil drawing. It’s a self portrait on an A4 sheet of 180gsm sketch paper drawn using a variety of pencil grades, 3B, B, H and 2H.

OK, this isn’t a painting, it’s a pencil drawing. It’s a self portrait on an A4 sheet of 180gsm sketch paper drawn using a variety of pencil grades, 3B, B, H and 2H. I drew it in a time of pain, both physical and mental, brought on by the death of my Father.

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Learning to Paint – Leapday

Around a dozen friends gathered in London yesterday to take advantage of Leapday. We were hosted by the very fabulous Coopers Natural Foods. Amongst other things we practiced drawing and coaching, and we got some fantastic water colour tips from V…

Around a dozen friends gathered in London yesterday to take advantage of Leapday. We were hosted by the very fabulous Coopers Natural Foods. Amongst other things we practiced drawing and coaching, and we got some fantastic water colour tips from Vandy Massey.

The image below shows one of the busy shelves at Coopers. It also shows two pencil drawings I made of a pencil. The one at the top left was before being coached, the one shown bottom right was the after result. In this image you can also see two examples of me playing with wet paint on a wet and dry background. I had not tried painting wet on wet before yesterday and the results interested me. The final part of the image is a grape, painted using the wet on wet technique.

I really enjoyed our Leapday session and I hope I don’t have to wait another four years to experience such a useful fun day again.

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