I’m having a hard time getting my drawing homework done. I can blame it on a busy life — making the time is tough right now — but I know it’s because I find it so hard to do. I have to overcome a huge amount of inertia just to sit down with my sketch pad at all. I know that inertia is mostly fear of failure. I’m afraid that I’m wasting my time because I am not as good at this as I want to be. The irony is that in order to get better at drawing, I need to be willing to draw badly.
My inspiration for today is this quote:
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best. —Henry van Dyke
It gives me permission to draw poorly, and I need that right now.