This is not…

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The Treachery of Images is a painting by the Belgian René Magritte. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.”, French for “This is not a pipe.”

“The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture “This is a pipe,” I’d have been lying! His statement is taken to mean that the painting itself is not a pipe. The painting is merely an image of a pipe. Hence, the description, “this is not a pipe.”

As we begin to draw/paint we take up the challenge of the treachery…

This is not a nose…

This is not an apple…

This is not…





However you do- make your mark!

Ken to a doodle is Zentangle, a systematic way to draw structured patterns. If you are keen about this methodology there is a whole community of tanglers on the Internet with


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