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Drawing Your Own Path is an account of how multi–media artist John Simon’s daily drawing discipline became a meditation practice, and how that meditation illuminated his creative source. A practical guidebook full of Simon’s own art, Drawing Your Own Path offers meditators an alternative path to ‘just sitting’ and offers artists a way to mindfully examine and deepen the source of their creative ideas. Readers are guided through thirty–three meditation and drawing exercises, exploring concentrated looking, mindful sketching, and improvisational awareness, all designed to help practitioners discover the vast creativity within themselves and in their daily lives.
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Drawing Bee!


Every Tuesday @ 9pm EDT

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The drawing bee is just for fun. We draw and chat together over Zoom. Everyone is welcome.

 The Drawing Bee is a safe space for practicing creativity

-No drawing experience necessary

-No one sees your drawing unless you show it

-Use whatever materials you like

Q: How do we draw together online?

A: We use free video chat software called Zoom which is easy to install.  Everyone connects via a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, with a camera and microphone, creating a shared space for drawing.

Q: How long does a Drawing Bee last?

A: Usually we hang out for an hour but you are free to come and go at anytime. Sometimes we sit and draw mindfully for the first thirty minutes and then chat if we feel like it.

Q: Can you help me get started with the video chat software?

A: If you email - - I will answer questions or meet ahead of time to test your setup.


Drawing Air

Click here to view the exhibition, 360 views, installation shots


David Richard Gallery, LLC 

211 East 121 ST | New York, NY 10035

P: (212) 882-1705

October 14 through November 8, 2020


John F. Simon Jr.’s is a multimedia artist and Software Art pioneer whose work and installations are found in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.  In 2011, he collaborated with Icelandic singer Björk to write an app for her album, Biophilia. Simon's newest publication, Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation  will be released in November, 2016, by Parallax Press. Simon grew up in central Louisiana and currently lives and works in Sugar Loaf, New York.

As a professional artist, Simon's artworks are exhibited around the world and owned by many museums.  Images of these artworks and more exhibition information can be found on his website,

Since 2008 Simon has posted a daily drawing online as part of his drawing meditation and creative practice.  You can view today's drawing along with an archive of past posts on

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