For each drawing you make, it’s like earning experience points. You will gain abilities as you level up, and new skills will unlock. It may feels like your not improving, but the truth is you are.
There are no shortcuts to become good at drawing. The only way is patience, practice, and failing. We all start somewhere in our life, whenever it’s good or bad. Start now, don’t wait.
We all want to succeed, but that requires hard work, and passion. Hope this comparison will encourage you to keep making art, and have fun at the same time. Good luck on your art journey.
So Amit Ray said, “if you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” I notice that I experience much of my anxious feelings when I’m either worrying about the future or wishing that the moment I’m currently experiencing was somehow different...feeling discontent with my current situation, whatever that may be.
How is worrying about the future or being displeased with a current situation going to improve my overall well-being?
Having fearful and anxious thoughts will produce unpleasant side effects in each of us, both mentally and physically.
It was when I found it intolerable to continue living in this constant state of unrest, that I decided that a change was due!
Slowly, one step at a time, I began incorporating various self-care tools such as - diet (more fruits & vegetables, less meat, no alcohol), sleep (early to bed/early to rise 7 hrs), exercise (morning/evening walks, 1 mile runs, push-ups...), and yes, meditation (5-15 mins once or twice a day). These are the things that are helping me to navigate this beautiful thing called life. You make sure to find your own mix.
Just remember to take your time and have fun with it, and with regular practice, you’ll begin seeing positive benefits...and remember, practice makes progress.
Our little home ♥️ 🏡 .
I have been wanting to practice watercolor home paintings for a while now and finally had some free time to sit down and give it a shot! Some of my lines and perspectives are a little wonky and now that I see it there are a few details I would like to add but overall I’m so happy how it turned out! Next time I would use a finer fine-line for outlines, bleed proof white for the white details and some more dimensional color to the sky & grass!
I’m plan to list these on my @etsycanada soon but I would like to get a little bit of practice in first so I have decided for the first 5 people who would like to order I am going to offer a special price! DM or email me for details ♥️
Swipe for the picture of the house I used, which is actually before we lived there because it was the listing photo... my gardens are much more full now! 😍
"I probably shouldn't sing that song because it's too high (or low, or any other thing you can insert here)". I have something I want to share with you:
Quit overthinking and just do it. You may not sound as good as you'd like at first. But, that's ok. Just keep practicing and keep building your skills. Always remember, YOU are your worst critic. So, stop being so hard on yourself and creating difficulties. You can do this!
I can help. 💜🎶💜🎶
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Are you springing into this week, or dragging yourself out of 🛏?
Maybe a little of both?
Wherever you are starting from, remember that you choose how to begin. The beginning is important. But more important than how you start, is how you FINISH.
Take jumping for instance. Most people would say it’s all about how high you can jump. LAUNCH 🚀 explosively, ultimately the higher = the better. But what if you don’t stick the landing? 😳 Depending on just how high you were aiming, that could be a serious backwards fall. 🤕
Always finish strong 💪🏻, because that is the memory that will last the longest.
And for real, practice landing first! 😉
Move better, live better.
I love the #LetterItLadyBoss prompts! My daughter already claimed yesterday’s for her room and I know when she wakes up she’ll want this one too! Day 18 of the challenge hosted by @letteritbetter @ladybosslettering @megannicolelettering @chickadeedixie
"Mover. Shaker. History maker"
I did a solid 20 minutes of drills before lettering this out and it felt amazing!
So excited to be starting in on the #junesoulbalances challenge today - balance is one of those things I’m constantly trying to improve upon so I’m ready to learn from and practice with these awesome hosts🙌🏼 Day one is headstand✨
Two more 10 minute poses. By this point, I was past feeling confident. I was seeing the poses and the action lines very clearly and I knew exactly where I was wanted to lay down shadows and emphasis. It felt amazing. Every time I go to a figure drawing class, I'm trying to get to that feeling quicker and make it last forever. It's tough. #figuredrawing