Mistakes and Little Victories
Hey guys! Caitlin at A Little Daydreamer started out The Ultimate Blogging Challenge and I plan on participating as much as I can. Today’s the first day and it’s all about getting to know each other better. Basically, you create something that represents yourself and lets people get to know you better. Here’s mine.
These…are my stuff.
Not everything I own but some of the things that I think could represent me well: Art.
I love art so much I can probably write an ode to it. Just give me a few weeks.
I started out tracing Disney princesses when I was around seven or eight. You know, like you put a thin bond paper over a certain printed illustration and just trace the lines? Yep, that’s how I started. And oh man, I boasted my traced works like they were Mona Lisa.
When I started drawing without guide, I drew girls with really huge eyes and long wavy hair and really long legs. It was a style I got from my bro’s nanny. And when someone pointed out my drawings’ legs were too long and they look like messed up Bratz, I started reassessing my works and fixing what needs to be.
Then in fifth grade, I discovered Youtube. There were tutorials on how to draw anime girls and anime hair and anime bodies. I was a sponge trying to absorb everything.
This summer I’m trying to learn watercolor and *sigh* all of my works are junks. You can’t see it but the drawing book underneath the tubes and pens? That’s my practice book with all the distorted and failed attempts at painting flowers. But I’m still trying to draw them better.
I tried landscape-ish paintings. And while they look kinda okay in this picture (thanks to VSCO), they’re still a little messy-looking. You see that white thingy between the trees in the forest painting? That’s supposed to be a white wolf. But then my aunt saw it and she was like, “Is that a cat?”
And I said, “No! That’s a wolf.”
“Well, are your pine trees too small or your cat-wolf too big?”
“It’s a dire wolf spirit,” I muttered sheepishly. “It’s supposed to be big.”
My first attempt at a galaxy print in my drawing book looked like a mixture of red, blue and violet ground meat. It’s horrendous but I’m still trying.
And that letter K? While I love art, I’m not really a craftsy person. Took me one whole week to finish and used up all the masking tape. Should’ve created a template instead of winging the measurements.
So before I further embarrass myself, I guess what I’m trying to say here is: I’m nowhere near as great as those dudes and dudettes in Saatchi or DeviantArt. But I can be. Someday. Hopefully.
See, I don’t believe anyone started out in life as a fully fledged expert. We were all noobs at one point. I’m still a noob in watercolor and crafts. And my anatomy still sucks. But I’m trying to be better every day, learning things through my mistakes while celebrating the little achievements.
And I guess that’s also how I take on life: just trying to be better every day.
My name is Kate and I’m a work-in-progress. 🎨:)
I love your tagline. More people need to be honest about their failures. Then we all find out that we are all just bumbling along at the same speed. Happy Thursday Kate 🙂 thanks for sharing
YES making mistakes is completely normal. Besides, we’re all works-in-progress here. Thank YOU for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂
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This is definitely a favourite:) It’s so beautiful and the last line just makes it! Thank you Kate x
Ahah hey to you too!! Anytime, it’s so true as it’s genuinely so good!! ❤️