Day 4 of Creativity Challenge y'all!
Got home and was tired after a long day, and all I could think of was creating something. I was playing around with a pencil set that Fred Merritt-Gambrill got me in a sketchbook. Totally loving these pencils today! I've always wanted to draw portraits - one of those things I thought I'd never be able to do - too intimidating, I'm not an artist, I'm just not the kind of person who can really draw, on and on the mind runs round the hamster wheel.
So, today I Googled how to draw an eye and how to draw a nose, and I did it. I know I've got ways to go before I am able to draw what I see in my mind's eye, but this is the beginning. I am proud of it and think it's the best eye and nose I've ever drawn!! Fred said so too. ❤ (I also was practicing some gradient shading.)
I am open to any tips or suggestions or exercises that can help btw!
I also had this new desire to learn to play the drums after watching Mark Schulman's rad drum clinic today - super inspired to screw all the limitations and beliefs I can't do things and just do them. It's just about baby steps. So, I hit a drum pad and learned to feel it bounce back thanks to Alex Avenue, and use my wrist. Yay! And I saw the cutest pair of pink drum sticks and I want them. Soon. Mark said he might be able to get me a pair so that's rad.
Also met Frank Corby, a pro golfer and was inspired to take a lesson sometime soon. Again, something I've always wanted to do but too scared to do it. Will keep you posted! It gives me butterflies in the tummy but I remember this is just excitement!
So, I encourage you all to take some risks, put yourself out there, and do something you've always dreamed of doing. There's a reason it calls to you!!! U just gotta listen. Usually, the things that make you the most nervous/excited are the things that will give you the greatest joy once you start, because you really care about them or are passionate about them. Remember to be gentle and compassionate with yourself and congratulate yourself on even the smallest steps. Encouragement goes a much longer way than punishment when learning something new. I've also been afraid of "looking stupid" or "being bad" at something, all reasons that have stopped me from doing what my heart calls me to do. Let's release these thoughts and do what we were born to do - freaking enjoy life y'all.
I'm with you 100%.
PS. I've been getting such wonderful messages and I'm just not able to write back to them all right away. Please do not take this personally or think I am ignoring you or don't like you! I need my time and space to re-generate so I can continue to create and connect with you all the best and more authentic way I can. Trust - u don't want me to respond when I'm tired, cranky, achy, haven't had time to meditate or do yoga, too many things in my plate, or the worst, HANGRY. haha. Just ask Fred.
PPS. I'm getting these butterflies and nervous feelings before posting this. I'm doing it anyway!!! Ahhh!!