Beginning My No Excuses Lifestyle Head On

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For most of my life I have wished that I could draw.  I have really wanted to be able to sit down with a sketch pad and put to paper the things that were in my head.  I have always admired people who could do that.  If only the dogs that I would draw didn’t look like deformed horses or my trees didn’t look like giant stalks of broccoli.  Up until now I have just dealt with the fact that I was not naturally talented and thought it was just something I would have to realize and move on.  Yesterday I started a new philosophy on life that revolves around No Excuses.  I have pretty much decided that there is no excuse good enough to keep you from living the life that you want.  Because of this philosophy I decided that it was time to try and sketch something.  I knew that it wouldn’t be perfect but practice makes perfect.  I picked up one of my son’s learning to draw books, some sharpened pencils and colored pencils and started.  What follows are my first attempts at sketching.  I was pretty happy with the outcome and excited to keep practicing.  Baby steps!

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Phases of my first Mickey Mouse

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Standing Mickey

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Donald Duck (Looks more like baby Donald but I’ll take it)

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Mike giving me a thumbs up!  Nemo and Dory cheering me on!

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And Woody is asking himself if he really looks like that.  No you don’t Woody.  I’ll try harder next time.

Not the greatest but I am very happy with the results of my first attempts at sketching Disney characters.  The best thing to come out of this experience is that I stopped telling myself that I couldn’t and decided that I was going to try.  This opens up my mind to the possibilities of so many other things.  No more excuses, if I want to do something I need to give it a try!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”– Walt Disney

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