Kathy McDonough

I find the concentration needed to observe something closely and sketch or paint it slows my mind. It allows me a short break from the worry, planning, and stress of caregiving. I’m not focused on “making art” as much as I am on mindfulness. For example, some of these “messy” sketches were made using one continuous line and by not looking down at the paper. The others, by trying to replicate the leaves and geranium as detailed as possible. Both ways give my worried mind a break.  – Kathy McDonough (family caregiver)