Books

The art of no expectations

The art of no expectations

At the moment I'm trying to practice the art of no expectations. What's that, I hear you ask? Let me explain. ... You see recently I started a new creative project - the next Stop Look Breathe Create book, in fact. (Woop! I'm very excited.) And I am, as we always are at the beginning of new projects, full of enthusiasm and expectations. This book's been brewing in my head for a long time and inevitably, along with all the sensible and necessary planning (how many chapters, what kind of structure, what practices) there's been a certain amount of rose-tinted daydreaming too. Which is all pretty normal for us human beings, and we mostly recognise these kinds of expectations for what they are, fantasy, but still it's good to be mindful of them.

FREE Stop Look Breathe Create Mindful Art Class and Book Launch

FREE Stop Look Breathe Create Mindful Art Class and Book Launch

Come and join me LIVE on the Art of Mindfulness Facebook page on Sunday 16th July. I'd love the chance to spend an evening with you to welcome new people to the Art of Mindfulness community and celebrate the launch of the new Stop Look Breathe Create book. During the one hour mindul art gathering on Sunday 16th July - I'll be live video streaming as we join together for some Stop Look Breathe mindfulness meditation, do a mindful drawing exercise from the new Stop Look Breathe Create book, and finish with a Q and A, where you can ask your questions about creative mindfulness and I'll answer them.

Stop Look Breathe Create has gone to press!

Stop Look Breathe Create has gone to press!

It’s done! The new Stop Look Breathe Create book has officially been handed over to my publishers and will be out it in the UK and USA in June. It is looking – absolutely beautiful. I’m thrilled with it and I hope you will be too. I’ve spent ten months writing and illustrating it, and it’s been an exciting but also challenging creative journey that’s really pushed me out of my comfort zone (something all creative journeys should do).

Can You Draw Your Way to Zen? Review of Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing

Can You Draw Your Way to Zen? Review of Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing

Review of Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing by Bob Duggan on The Big Think.

Wendy Ann Greenhalgh Mindfulness & the Art of Drawing: A Creative Path to Awareness

“Everyone can draw,”

Extract and drawing exercise from Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing

Extract and drawing exercise from Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing

The good news is that everyone can draw. Far from being a rare gift, only possessed by the ‘artists’ among us – drawing can be as natural and instinctive to us as breathing – if we let it.