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