Over a month ago I bought a book titled, One Zentangle A Day, with the intent to laugh in the face of my artistic inabilities. I made it through day 4, page 31… And haven’t picked it up since. You could say I gave up.
I keep telling myself I’m not artistic.
The truth is, the world might look at things I draw and judge me “NOT ARTISTIC” but I am creative.
The truth is, I haven’t had much practice at drawing or painting – I am a beginner. Beginners aren’t expected to be great at things, are they?
The truth is, art doesn’t come easy for me but I can learn. It’s okay if it takes me longer than expected.
The truth is, I may never be great at it but creativity leads to fuller, more wholehearted living and that is my goal.
Today I’m picking up Zentangle again. Yes, I gave up. But just for a little while.
I think that’s the art of giving up.
Only give up for a little while. Give yourself a break. Give yourself grace. Share your heart with others and TRY AGAIN!
Day 1. My son said, “You made this?” He liked it. I think I like it too.
There’s my Zentangle journey so far…
Stay tuned (or follow my blog) for future art shows 😉