Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Gives Me Hope

I was very happy to find this picture buried in the bottom of the trunk that houses my journals and mementos. I drew this when I was 14 in my freshman art class. You can still see the grid marks that I used, but even then it's not half bad for a kid who never drew outside of art class. By the time I created this I had long since decided that I didn't have any talent for drawing. Looking back, I'm not entirely sure why I believed that....but I did.

Hmmm....I think I need to draw something tonight....


Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...


I can't imagine why you thought you couldn't draw, either. The perspective on that, and the lively sense of motion, is a delight.

The Green Woman and I say "you know what to do, now DO it."

Incidentally, I like your list of links--some of my favorites there too!

Shelda said...

Looks pretty remarkable to me! Especially for a 14-year old.

Bonnie said...

Isn't weird how critical we can be of our art abilities??? I hope you had time to draw tonight.

THanks for your kind words about my shawl. I hope you enjoy knitting it. I think it goes fast except for the middle Starlight Lace section. To knit that stitch pattern in the round using markers, you have to shift the markers on several different rounds, and that slows you down. However, for me anyway, markers are essential for "no tears" lace knitting. I would rather use markers than get lost and have to rip back.

Paula said...

You do have talent! That is obvious. It seems to be a natural ability if you were able to do that well at such a young age with no training.