Comfort zones are different for everyone I know. My comfort zone is very definitely about keeping safe from criticism, not standing out.
For the past six weeks I have been going to a life drawing class. I signed up partly out of curiosity and partly just to do a class with my daughter. Non-screen focussed joint activity, you understand right?
I was told as school that I was not good at art. The definition of art being still life drawing. I was told to focus on my strengths – the more academic subjects.. So I went to the first life drawing class with full expectation that I would struggle, find it difficult and then give up once my daughter felt established. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I loved every moment of each class. I’ve actively looked forward to the classes and am bereft now they are over.
Now I have done lots of evening classes in my time: from pottery to guitar lessons for beginners to my current one: life drawing. Each has given me something more than the very welcome opportunity to learn something new.
With pottery I realised, for example, that I have very little creative imagination. Which is okay – good to know.
With Italian for beginners, I realised again that I find foreign language- learning easier than most.
And with life drawing I realised that I have a degree of talent. Nothing to write home about. But some. And I have loved doing it.
What is different for me is that there was a time when I found exposing myself (potentially) as a newbie of anything very difficult . I didn’t want anything but the finished perfect product to be seen. The finished product which is assured and confident and GOOD. I think that ageing has had a positive effect on this side of me.
So I am showing everyone my attempts at life drawing. And I am fine with it. One of my efforts is at the top of this blog.
Whether you think it’s great.
Or whether you don’t.
It’s okay. Because I enjoyed doing it – so very much
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