'Zen' is not a word that would ever describe me. I'm anything but 'zen'. I live life at full speed, I'm a very passionate person and my range of emotions can go from high to low in the blink of an eye. I'm also very real and I follow my heart in everything I do. The only time I can slow down and truly live in the moment is when I have a camera in my hand. My camera is to me, what a security blanket is to a child. It gives me the super power of forgetting everything else, good or bad, happening in my life. I am truly in the moment when I'm 'in the zone'.
Lately, I've been trying to seek more ways to live more in the moment and extend this well-being beyond the camera. I've always been envious of people who carry a sketchbook with them and have the ability to draw what they see at the park, on the train or at the cafe. So I decided to give drawing a try!
I believe that drawing, just like painting, photography, music and any other art forms, is something that anyone can learn. The innate talent is what will differentiate the dilettante from the true artist. I am quite sure that I do not have any talent for pencil sketching but I think it may be a good way for me to slow down and be in the moment.
I can barely draw a recognizable stickman, but I am ready for the challenge. I am taking my first drawing lesson on Tuesday with a local artist in Minneapolis and I'm so excited!!! It will be a very humbling experience, I have no expectations other that learning something new. My sketch book, pencils, kneaded eraser and blending tortillions are ready. It's time to go beyond the stickman!
I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section :)