|oi vey. what can i say?|
I cannot draw. Not the way I would like to draw. Unfortunately most of my family and my closest friends have raw natural ability which leaves me feeling both completely inadequate and awed in equal measures.
Two of these friends are now instrumental in helping to prove (to me) that I can actually draw (paint, execute) images that don't make me want to rage and spit.
Michelle, she also teaches Faith home ec and is the art teacher at the school, is giving drawing lessons every tuesday morn. As she says it is a 'Learn to See' course and not an actual 'learn to draw' course. There is much talk about left and right brain....needless to say I am extremely LEFT brained but have learnt so much in just 3 lessons. She has given me a 'money-back guarantee' so am guessing she really does have the magic bullet! ;-)
|This is wrong on so many levels but I still love my little 'Avatar' girl|
Flowrs (formerly my trailrunning buddy of 2012 and now turned 'almost full-time selling artist') is spending time with me teaching me to paint using acrylics and other mediums. Both these women are phenomenal artists with extremely different styles and points of view. I am so fortunate to have them sharing their knowledge with me.
|my first acrylic/neocolours creation|
I also have artists in my family....my mom AND my stepmom are both artists. I have grown up with it in my space but it is not a raw talent - it is a skill I am going to have to LEARN and work HARD to develop.
Here is the thing : there are many, many things I want to learn to do. It may sound hardcore but I have decided to spend only 3 months pouring my time and energy into drawing/painting and seeing if I can produce ANYTHING that satisfies the restlessness in me. I do NOT want to be a selling artist - I simply want to see if I can find joy in executing images in my head. I do not want to go through life saying I CANT until I have really tried.
If my frustration is still peaking at the end of my 'trial' I will move on to other lurking passions and go from there. It sounds clinical but there you go - Left Brain Mel is in the house!