Drawing and Painting

I could never draw or paint worth a damn growing up. I still can’t. But at least I tried back then, in Elementary school, drawing my favorite things around the time, like St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins football helmets, professional wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and Triple H, and other miscellaneous things.

A girl I dated for a few years had this talent of being able to draw and paint oh so well. I envied that talent she had and let her know on a daily basis that she had a serious talent and encouraged that in her. But the fact of the matter is, my hands — my fingers — are far too shaky and the sheer concentration, time and patience it takes is taxing. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”, they say, and I believe it wholeheartedly, but regardless of how much practice is put into a true artform like drawing and/or painting, a natural talent and true affinity for it cannot be topped.

I’ll stick to writing (not that I’m anything special when it comes to typing a few words, but I’ve always had a knack for it), but I’ll admire the beautiful work of others from afar.

This post was prompted by the WordPress Daily Post.

Daily Prompt: Practice Makes Perfect?

by michelle w. on September 22, 2013

Tell us about a talent you’d love to have… but don’t.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TALENT.

Please note that comments are always closed on daily prompts. Pingbacks are always enabled; if you link to the prompt post on your blog, a link to your post will appear in the list below the prompt.

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8 thoughts on “Drawing and Painting

  1. If you’ve read some of the other blogs in response to today’s prompt, you’ll know that you are definitely not alone.

    And yes, you do have a talent for writing. Thank you for sharing this.

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