I feel like I need to take some action with finding my passion, rather than just answering all these questions. It’s probably time I started to banish some of my fears and start trying some new things. I’ll still keep working on my lists but I also want to be trying some things out at the same time. So I thought it would be good to start a series of blog posts about all the things I wish I could do. Or maybe a list of all those things I dreamed of doing, even though they’re probably ridiculously impossible.
So first on the list of I Wish I Could…
I’ve always been amazed at those people who can draw, paint, sculpt and create pieces of artwork. Now if you’ve ever played Pictionary with me you will know how terribly bad I am at drawing. What’s even more humorous is I also taught art for 2 years up in Dampier. The grade 1’s and 2’s thought my artworks were pretty cool thoughJ.
I was walking through Fremantle the other day and there was a man sitting at a Café with his art pad and water colours painting the harbour. This just seemed like such a nice thing to be doing on a beautiful sunny day. I have tried to take an art pad around and do this but have never really persisted. Maybe because everything I produced was just so simplistic it turned me off. And I think if I’m not good at something straight away then I generally just give up.
So where does that leave me with wishing I could draw….I think that I can still give this a go, but I’d like to try drawing electronically. I haven’t got access to any good software so I have been doing a bit of research on how to use Microsoft Paint for drawing. I’ve started playing around with Paint and having a go with using some of the tools.
What I’ve managed to learn so far…
- Draw a particular shape using the curved line
- Use the fill tool to colour
- Use the selection tool to move things around and delete and
- Resize and copy.
What I managed to produce is nothing earth shattering, as it was really just a way to practice using Paint, but it’s a start. I feel like it’s not a totally impossible wish to be able to draw digitally so I will keep working on this and as I produce something will post it here.
What is something that you wish you could do? Maybe now is the time to challenge yourself to something new!!!