Your Natural Gift of Arranging Objects

Here’s your third question (in a series of five).

You have just moved house and even though the removalists unpacked and arranged all your furniture, cushions and decorative objects in the living room, it’s not organised quite how you would like. What would you do?

(a) Move the furniture around the room again as soon as the removalists leave so that the room feels more organised and comfortable.

(b) Leave the furniture where it is, and think about possibly moving it later.

(c) Just leave it as it is and it wouldn’t bother you at all.


This question illustrates your natural gift of arranging objects.

When you choose to arrange your furniture around your home you are using your natural gift of arranging objects. So how does this relate to drawing?

Often when an artist creates an artwork they compose it, so that it ‘feels’ right. By composing we mean that the elements within the artwork are arranged to create a pleasing effect or evoke a certain mood.

Just the same as arranging your furniture so that the room feels right an artist knows when a drawing looks too cluttered or doesn’t work, and so adjusts the placement of the elements until it feels pleasing to the eye.

If you answered (a) to the above question you are probably already in the habit of using your natural gift of arranging objects quite often in your everyday life. If you answered (b) or (c) take a fresh look at your room and see if you can improve how it feels by re-arranging the furniture, or maybe try arranging food on your plate to make it more pleasing to the eye before you eat it.

You’ll soon see that you do have this natural gift and you just need to be conscious of it, then do specific exercises that relate it back to the skill of drawing.

Lets move onto your next drawing gift

Cindy Wider

Co-Founder at DrawPj.com
Cindy is the co-founder of DrawPJ.com, a leading online art educator, art curricula designer, award-winning gallery-represented artist, and the author of the book 'Paint in Your Pyjamas!'

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