It’s NEVER to late

​Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

T. Edison

I took piano lessons when I was a child like so many kids. I never did play well,I didn’t practice enough and struggled reading notes. I regret it still that I didn’t stick with it. Without practice it is difficult to get good at something. To be exceptional requires another level if dedication…

People say to me a lot” I wish I could draw.”  Yes,drawing requires some level of skill, but I don’t think we are born able to draw or paint well.Any more than playing the piano. When someone makes that statement,I ask “Can you write your name?” (so far I always get a yes for an answer.) “Then you are able to draw.” We aren’t born able to write our name but with practice we learn. Taking on spelling,grammer and all that goes with writing.

I have been drawing all my life. It still comes and goes. I haven’t been to a life class in years and have hope to go next week. But when I sit down with the model in front of me,fears will return…can I do this,will it turn out OK,I don’t want to make a fool of myself…but I’ll pick up that pencil and like one key at a time, I’ll make marks on the paper hoping it will be in harmony with the other lines and come out somewhat in tune.(I’ll share with you what happens when I go😋)

If they don’t,that too is a lesson learned as I tell my students. What doesn’t work! 😂😂

I hope if you have a desire to draw,play the piano or pick up something you haven’t done in sometime,you’ll invest in yourself and try it again. Even when it gets frustrating as it almost always does, you’ll commit to continuing and will find improvement and joy along the way.

Published by susanwalkerart

Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : FAN PAGE:

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