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Living Room Sketch

The month of February is all about sitting in meetings for me.  Fortunately, I am attending these meetings and not facilitating them. This gives me an opportunity to sit quietly, listen and practice my hand drawing skills. I ask my self to finish the image even though it looks a bit discombobulated and has imperfections, like the one above.  The goal is to spend time practicing not to come up with a perfect drawing.  Want to learn more about the benefits of practicing?  Check out this article The Importance of Practice:  Use it or Loose which is on the Prolificliving.com website.  Here is a quote from this article:

“Consistent and regular practice has more of an exponential than a linear effect. If you practice your dance weekly, you advance very slowly over time but if you practice it daily, the jump is not linear. It is exponential — in other words, it’s a big jump, a huge jump, the kind of jump that makes the difference between good and great, mediocre and magnificent.”

2 Comments

  1. Amelia says:

    Dear Stephanie,
    I just found your blog, and I have to admit it’s the cutest thing ever. I don’t mean that in demeaning way, but in an “oh things like this make me happy to be alive” way. I’ve been drawing for years but have just started keeping my a regular sketchbook. There are so many ways to use it! :O Interiors have always been tough for me, but you make it look easy and fun, so I think I’m gonna give it a whirl. 🙂

    Sorry for the long comment! And happy drawing!
    – Amelia 🙂

    • drawinghand says:

      Hi Amelia,
      Great to hear from you! I am so pleased that you are interested in following my blog and it is just the best that you are inspired to keep up with your drawing skills. Check out my book that has an activity book with it. Happy drawing to you too! Stephanie

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