[image_with_animation image_url=”7670″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Find a stone you can comfortably hold in your hand. Without looking at it, spend a few minutes exploring it with your hands. Close your eyes. Feel the weight of the stone, the shape and balance and texture of it. Get to know it as well as you can, but only by touch. Notice that since you are exploring tactilely, there is no light and shadow, so you will need to find other ways to describe the form. Hold it under the table while you draw (you may need to tape down your paper), and draw what your touch senses tell you. If your drawings are simple, consider doing more than one to describe different aspects or angles of the stone, or a draw a second stone, and compare the two. Go slowly. Take your time. This is not an exercise to rush. Add your drawing to this post on our Facebook page. (#salchallenge) The January Creative Challenge: 15 minutes, once a day, for 30 days.