When I walked out of Costco with my receipt I asked Mike, standing at the exit checking receipts, if he would draw a smiley face on my receipt. He said, “I can’t draw. I failed drawing.”
Mike hesitated to draw a simple smiley face because he thought he couldn’t draw. He didn’t believe in himself.
I want to help you believe in yourself, and your ability to see the world and draw it.
I am making a free art lesson, but I need your help.
Will you please fill out this short, survey. “Do you think you can draw?” Your answers will help me create a free art lesson.
I wanted to show you Mike’s drawing, but I spilled coffee on it, and then I accidentally threw it out when I cleaned out the van. I will ask him the next time I go to buy cat litter, if he will draw me another smiley face.
I want to help you learn how to see, so you can draw like you, and not like me, or anyone else.
Johan Tersteeg of the Goupil Galleries in The Hague, said to Vincent Van Gogh, “I am really disappointed, Vincent; your work remains uncouth and amateurish. Of one thing I am sure, you are no artist.” *
Vincent didn’t quit creating.
“I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Please fill out this short survey, “Do you think you can draw?”
Become yourself, create what you see, and don’t care if people approve or disapprove of your creation.
Boldly draw smiley faces.
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Next week I will give you a simple list of art supplies to purchase, and we will start drawing.
How have you been? What is new in your world? I have been cleaning out clutter, weeding the flower beds and thinking. Thinking about writing, and creating, and how I can be more helpful.
p.p.s. Be careful when you weed that there are no wasp nests in your flower beds.
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*Quote taken from Lust for Life by Irving Stone