Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A First....

Growing up, I showed an aptitude for academics so I was "tracked" out of "frivolous" things such as drawing. Somewhere along the way, I started to believe I couldn't draw, or I shouldn't draw. "Couldn't" and "shouldn't" became synonymous in my mind despite direct evidence that I could - the multitude of elementary school drawings scattered in class notebooks, the school gym floor painting and the full wall mural I drew when in high school. I drew and drew alot. But I've never had a true set of drawing tools. It's time I rectified that.

I'm fortunate to remember I loved to draw and not be afraid to get back into it. I admit as a younger woman, I was swayed by expectations whether stated out loud or not. I'm glad I have this first set of drawing tools.


Unknown said...

Draw, Cindy! Draw! I am really excited to see what comes of this step out of the norm.

Rebecca said...

This is one of the reasons I love art therapy. Drawing is such an expressive way to document your life and even progress as a human being/artist. I also believe that working with pigment media really helps one understand color theory and that is a big bonus in jewelry design. Congrats on standing up for creative spirit!

Right Turn ArtWerks said...

If you're lucky enough to be able to hold a pencil (hands, feet, teeth) you can draw. it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks - let the JOY begin!

the art of curiosity said...

I had a very similar experience, but I'm 'back in love again' & enjoying every minute of it. I hope the same is true for you. I can't wait to see the results of your journey :-)

Kolleen said...

draw away i say!!!!
draw, draw, draw!!!!
and then draw some more!!!

thank you for following me....i truly appreciate it!!!

i am now a happy follower of you...beautiful Cindy!!


Ann said...

I read a great book about teaching art where the author talked about how we draw. We tend to draw something just like the age we were told it wasn't correct. Like if we drew a person and were told it didn't look like a person, we would never progress from that point. When I teach kids in an art class, they always ask if it is "drawn right". I always say yes. Everything is interpreted by the artist so, of course, it is what you say it is.

Bravo for getting back to drawing!