On Friday I bought myself a sketch book, pencils and pencil crayons. Then I went to the library to get some “How to draw” books.
Drawing is something that I always think I want to do but then I don’t. Now following the 7 habits I’m trying to focus on things I want to do and drawing came up again. I’ve never been good at drawing. I enjoy it, at least I think I do. I haven’t drawn anything in years but remember really enjoying it when I was young.
Who didn’t? Back then it was colouring but now I’m older so we’ll call it drawing. Actually having given a few of the lessons a shot I’d call it crap. Even if you looked at my apple (it looked like an easy lesson) as abstract (which it was not meant to be) it would be crap. BUT I loved it, really enjoyed it. So much so I made time to draw again on Sunday. Still crap, one book promises I will improve. We’ll see.
What I have found is something that calms me and there is something very satisfying about completing a picture, even if it is terrible. The concentration and filling in a blank page is immensely gratifying. Look what I did!
One day I do hope I’ll do one that is good enough to hang on my fridge!