art, drawing, hands, inspirational, paper, rock paper scissors, scissors
I’m taking an art course online, Make Something Beautiful, taught by Teresa Sheeley and Kayla Johnson. I was a little nervous about it because we will be drawing people, you know the real live ones. I’ve never drawn living tissue in my life! So last night, I finally attempted the assignment of drawing my hand. I could barely sleep from excitement last night. I’ve never tried drawing anything so detailed. And living!
I’ve often told people they have hidden talents. It never occurred to me that I might have one. Really, I’m in my mid 50’s. How hidden can something be at my age? ;) You never know until you try. And the only reason I’ve never tried is I expected to fail. Decades of expecting to fail at drawing. Until last night and then I found out I didn’t fail. So decades were wasted.
My last thought last night was this:
If God makes you a songbird, SING.
If God makes you an artist, MAKE THINGS.
Whatever gifts you have inside, find them and use them. They won’t go away, they are waiting for you. Even for decades.
WOW…these sketches are amazing. I love the detail. I’m so happy I found your blog through our Creatively Made course.
Thank you, Michelle! The Creatively Made course was amazing. It has meant so much to me. I just looked at your blog. It’s great! You do beautiful work. :)