Trapped in the waiting room for nearly 20 minutes, I dug my Moleskine out of my purse and searched with my hand for pencil...only to find there was nothing inside.
And then I remembered this post by Alisa's husband Andy, about drawing with a ball point pen, and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try it out.
Was I scared? You bet! Drawing with a pen is so permanent....no room to erase or change things if you mess something up, like and eye or part of the nose. Best to draw and erase and strive for perfection -- NOT! I don't know how I was able to draw the girl above with a pen, while sitting in one of those uncomfortable waiting room chairs, where time stretches on forever (in a most unpleasant way), but when I sat back and looked at her, all I could think was:
When did this ability develop?
It's not the best. But the fact that I was able to do it with any sort of proficiency astounded me. While I learned to draw and began keeping an art journal years ago by drawing daily, those were things I was looking at. I'm still learning to pull more and more from my imagination, but wow!
In an effort to get a conversation going, I thought I'd end these little posts by inviting you to participate. I've been going back and answering comments, and want to reference them in future posts. For today:
When was the last time you allowed yourself to be in awe of your talent?
I'm sure your friends have complimented you, and you may have brushed off the kindness, not believing in how far you've come. If you haven't sat back to see all the steps you've already taken in this journey, perhaps today is a good time to do so. Find some old journals and look at what used to be your "best." How far have you come? How much have you developed?
Chart your course and keep to it.
This post brought to you by Samie realizing the point to a recent lesson , so we're all going to believe in ourselves this weekend! Go paint/draw/collage/create!