Live Outside the Box


So……my bucket list. Yeah, that’s still on the table. I have been thinking about how I have done some but haven’t really worked to make anything on my list happen.

Bucket List’s in general typically have a theme. The theme of mine was “finding myself”. I added the items to my list because they were things that I thought would broaden my horizons and help me to realize things that I could do or that I liked.

I was thinking this week about my list and realized that I looked into taking a cooking class but there weren’t any in the area. I looked into learning to draw and I didn’t find a class so I put it aside. There is a theme here. Hmmmm. I am definitely an all or nothing kind of person, I am clearly looking for companionship and friendship in different outlets than normal and I really need to step outside this box I am living in!!

I realized that we have the internet. You tube has tutorials for everything! I didn’t have to spend money on something for it to teach me or be an eye opening experience. We are not living in a Hallmark movie where everything is just right there and you have magic amounts of time and your job doesn’t fire you because you go to yoga and come in late to work. (Boy what a world).

So, I bought a sketch pad, pencils and an eraser. I found a website – or 4 – and set out to draw a tree. I had this idea because a tree standing in the middle of the field alone is a sign to me of tranquility, calmness, openness, vulnerable yet strong and uplifting. I want this image above my bed. (Maybe my beliefs about trees will seep into my head while I am sleeping?)

The tutorial I found was very good. It showed me a very new way to think about drawing. The artist is talented and created a very beautiful tree – exactly the kind of picture I am looking for. After following the tutorial I have realized, its probably not an exorbitant amount of money to purchase a nice sketch of a tree…….

I really can’t draw. I tried very hard. But I didn’t enjoy it and it’s absolutely ok to say, yup I’m not good at this but lots of people are. So my daughter is going to get a barely used sketch book since she is extremely artistic in her own right and some new pencils. I’m sure she will be quite happy.

Any ideas on where to buy the picture of the tree?

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Come On, Let Me Have It | terry1954
  2. 30beforemy30s
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 16:49:08

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