#BEDM DAY 30: Talent

It’s times like this when I wish I was American instead of British. American culture encourages you from an early age to big yourself up – that confidence is essential to drive you forward in life. I feel very British right now. Having to talk about what I think I’m good at makes me want to curl up in a ball in the corner and hope no one sees this. 

It reminds me of a time at school in England when a girl in my class had bitched about how I apparently thought I was “soooo good at art”, behind my back of course (don’t you just miss school?). Honestly, I wasn’t big headed about it at all so where her outburst came from I really couldn’t say. I didn’t care how bad or good I was. I just loved art. I would pretend I was injured so I could get out of PE and go to the empty classroom to paint, I doodled during other classes, I made comic books at home, all for the pure love of it.

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Dis…dis is mein.

So, I’m going to be brave and share my opinion of my talent with strangers. Lets do this. I’m good at drawing. Scratch that, I’m a freaking FANTABULOUS illustrator! I always wanted to be something creative when I was younger but somewhere along the way I guess I lost my way. I somehow managed to get into business studies at college (definitely not arty), then fashion business (slightly more creative) at uni.

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This guy needs some more adventures!
I started this blog to get back in touch with my creative side after working at a boring job and somewhere between losing that job and getting my current one I lost my mojo again. I do have a habit of losing things…
 
Now that I’m commuting, I’m already making more time for my drawing again – just doing a few doodles here and there to get back in the swing of things. It’s just like riding a bike I think; slightly shaky at first, then with practice you’re speeding along with the wind in your hair again. 

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See what I did there? 
One more: you can go ahead and rain on my parade, I’ve got an umbrella (boom!).
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Well, lots of umbrellas to put it more accurately. 
Long term readers may recognise these prints of mine from quite a long time ago. I just want to do more things like this. This is my way of saying, stay tuned. I don’t want to ignore my talent again.
 
And if you don’t think I’m talented at drawing then don’t worry, I can also pick up random objects with my toes. See, I told you I’d work that in there somehow, Topher!
 
What’s your talent?

 

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4 Comments

  1. I think you’re talented. Drawing was always one of the things I wished I could do well. I do have “monkey feet” as well and used to pick up things with my toes all the time.

  2. I’m with you! I had the same thing – started the blog to be more creative… somehow along the way I lost the energy to draw and recently realized how not being creative made me so unhappy… I’m trying to get back on that horse again, I’m glad to see you are too!
    Maybe we should do an Illustration Friday or something of that sort to share our doodles 🙂

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