Microblog Monday- doing things that make me uncomfortable

So I went to a weekend art class about painting watercolours.  It was interesting.  I was definitely outclassed. A couple of the other students were school art teachers, so had art skills.  My drawing skills are not great.  It was fun to play around with paint and colour and practice. But it was challenging.

I was uncomfortable at points because I did struggle with the process.  I wasn’t confident in my skills, so it was not always obvious what to do. The pieces of work that the teacher liked were not necessarily the ones I liked.  Sometimes it is important to try to do things that are outside my comfort zone.  Making art-painting, drawing, sculpting all require you to look at the world around you.  Sometimes it is just about looking at the small details, sometimes it is about looking at the bigger picture. 

I have also been making phone calls that make me uncomfortable, trying to get appointments.

Because I was at the class all weekend I did not march, although there was a march in my town.  My feed has been full of the marches though- I wish I had been able to participate.






2 responses to “Microblog Monday- doing things that make me uncomfortable”

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    Mali says:
    25 January, 2017 at 11:38 am

    It’s hard doing things outside our comfort zone, but there’s a real feeling of satisfaction and strength afterwards. Good for you!

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    Mel says:
    25 January, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    It’s good to push yourself when you feel ready to push yourself.

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