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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

one day I will draw noses

Once upon a time in this blog, I commented that I couldn't draw noses. This, I claimed, was a source of  frustration for me.

It still is.

Actually, I can draw noses. But they don't look like the nose I'm trying to draw. I can draw quite expressive portraits, but you'd have no idea who the subjects were. Have been trying to practise a little lately, as I hardly ever draw these days. Also, I've been attempting to teach myself to knit. Well - up until a couple of weeks ago. Then I started drawing noses (frustratedly).  It's been ages since I did any Greek revision. Oh, and I've started trying to learn German.

This as well as my normal occupation of writing, church stuff and all the other things in my life.  (The ironing pile has suddenly sprung to mind.  Argh.)

This is definitely not my nose

There are too many things I want to do in life. They're not, relatively speaking, always huge things. Just huge amounts of little things.

I pick away at one, and then at another. I can't quite stay still; I don't really want to. I've realised I thrive on variety. But I would like to get good at some of them and that means choosing, which irritates me.

How much do I want to be able to draw your nose?

It's a very hard question to answer.

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4 comments:

Perpetua said...

Knitting and German I could help you with, Lucy, but I can't draw to save my life and know only a couple of words of Greek. I think it's a case of deciding which you most want to do, but that isn't always easy, I know.

Stuart said...

Been learning German with my 10yr Old Son and boy is he good, he picks it up so much quicker than I.

We're using Michel Thomas and a Key Stage 3 book.

Only been at it a short while, but really enjoying it....

Lisa said...

Is it humorous to anyone else that Lucy is picking away at one, and then another when the underlying subject is noses? :-) Perhaps it is just my warped perspective.

Lucy Mills said...

@Lisa - Groan!

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