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Do something every day...

The saying is "do something every day that scares you". Besides phones, most of the things I'm scared of, I am afraid of for good reason. I haven't managed every day, but I'm at two this week so far.

I recently discovered something was making me uneasy, though. I've been muttering about going to a life drawing class of some kind for a while. An exemplary individual found me a drop-in life drawing class in Toronto that meets every week. Last week, I intended to go, but partly due to me fretting about it, I did not go, and was upset about not going.

So, this week, I made myself go down to the Gladstone Hotel and do the class. I haven't drawn a person from life since high school, ten years ago, and I have never drawn a nekkid person before. It was fantastic - I've always been too busy looking at naked women to really *look* at them before, if you know what I mean. My drawings looked like a human woman, though not that closely like the person I was drawing. I am going to keep working on my figure drawing, though I don't know if I am going to go every week - once a month is my goal for the moment.

Also, the room where the class takes place is immediately next to the bar, and is licensed, so there is beer/cider while drawing. This is truly civilized.

I was in a surly mood earlier, but I am willing to declare today a success.

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corbet
Mar. 23rd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
Hurray! I'm so glad it worked out for you, and you had fun! :) And...licensed?! Drinking and drawing all together?! :O I'm so gonna have to go with you one night.

:)
curgoth
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
They even have adorable little half pint glasses!
djinnthespazz
Mar. 23rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Very cool.

I love life drawing. It's great creative excercise, and works wonders to increase your eye concentration... since have to look at the line, the shape, and not the object per se...

So when you think *you* might model?
*grins*
curgoth
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm actually planning to post a poll at some point asking if people want to model for me, and offering myself up to interested parties. So, hey, bring your sketchbook to ACUS...
thetamermaid
Mar. 24th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
scary phones?
curgoth
Mar. 24th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
I have phone-related anxiety issues - calling people I don't know well tends to make me twitchy. Being phoned, oddly enough, doesn't bug me.
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