I received an email this morning, telling me that I have inspired someone to start drawing again, and asking would I comment on her drawings on Flickr.
I love the fact that I have inspired someone, but I am no authority on drawing. I just do it.
A few years ago I thought that my “talent” was limited to landscapes and that I couldn’t draw anything else. Then I saw a photo of a Great Blue Heron, taken by Jim Dubois, (Garnite). I thought, hey, maybe I can draw that … so I asked Jim’s permission to use his photo … and it turned out pretty good. With Jim’s encouragement, and permission from my three Flickr birdmen (Greg7, Hearman (Don) and Garnite) I started painting birds. After awhile I thought if I can draw a bird, maybe I can draw a horse … then maybe I can draw a person.
And you know, I found out that I CAN. I was limiting myself by the way I was thinking.
Are you limiting yourself? Change the way you are thinking and try something new. It’s never too late!