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February 2018

Call to Adventure

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My ordinary world is probably pretty normal. I go to school everyday from 8:15 to 2:45 and when I get home I do my homework. After that I usually do something with my siblings or watch something with them. When I’m not doing that, I’m usually in my room practicing drawing while I watch TV  or I’m reading. After I eat dinner everyday I have to do my chores like cleaning my room. On Saturdays, I sleep in late and watch TV.

What calls to me is drawing. I really enjoy drawing and I practice a lot to try to get better and better at it. My grandpa is an artist, so he kind of inspires me to draw and to try to be good at it. At school I’m in a drawing class and I like it because I get to be creative and practice my art. When I see art work or pictures on social media I feel like I want to be that good, so most days I practice drawing to get better at it and even though I get discouraged sometimes I keep trying!

My refusal of the call is thinking I’m not good enough at drawing. After awhile of erasing my drawings and fixing then,  and it still doesn’t turn out right or it doesn’t look normal I sometimes get frustrated and I start to think I’m not good enough to pursue art. I have to remind myself sometimes that it takes a lot of practice to be good at it.

My mentor on this adventure, is my grandpa. My grandpa is an artist, and he inspires me and helps me with a lot. He has given me some lessons and is still giving me more. He gives me hints, and shows me things I can do to make my art better. He often travels around to fairs and does caricatures of people, and right after this school year started, over the weekend my family drove up to a fair in Idaho that he was drawing at. I watched him draw people for hours and I learned a lot and had a ton of fun! He has given me caricatures of myself and my family and he gave me a painting that is currently in my room and they inspire me because I remember that it took him a lot of practice and that I can create art like that someday. 

 

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