The art of not drawing a leaf

It has to become ‘something.’ … It has to be ‘beautiful’! … It’s ‘not good enough’… or ‘It just doesn’t look like anything!’ etc. … are paralyzing thoughts when you do things – no matter what by the way – but for example when you are drawing.

So, do not draw a leaf, then a leaf will appear by itself. The leaf will draw itself when there is no more fear, when there is no more thought about ‘good’ or ‘bad’, when there is no more leaf, when there is not even an idea of a leaf anymore. When the head is empty, everything happens without any effort.

These are a few drawings that I made, when there was no idea of a leaf anymore.


Dimensions – 25 x 16 cm
Material – sketchbook, fineliner
Edition – 1/1
Ingredients – love for drawing & profession, time, attention