This passed month or so I have been stretching my courage muscles a little in the artsy department. At the beginning of each year I set myself a goal to learn three new things. I do this so I don't become stagnant and I feel growth. Art isn't just about creating something pretty. It really is a journey into my soul. It gives me an opportunity to nurture myself in ways that no one else can. While my hands are getting all painterly my mind is processing and my heart is healing.
Whilst I have never considered myself to be a real life sketch artist, I have always loved the look of charcoal drawings. I love that it can be both soft and harsh all at the same time. I love that the lines aren't always so deliberate. And so began my first lot of courage stretching exercises. I began by sketching girls onto old sheet music. I don't know if I was trying to hide my imperfect sketching amongst the dancing notes but it wasn't long before my courage started to grow.
I really love how forgiving the charcoal is. It's such a fun medium to play with! I hope you'll be brave and start sketching a little. xxx