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The Universe Laughs At Me

So, I have decided I am going to learn to draw.  I am tired of wishing I could draw.  Now it is time to do something about it or let go of the idea.  This “horse”, and I use the term loosely, came from a one line drawing activity by Carla  Sonheim over at the Sketchbook Challenge. She is a wonderful teacher who made me feel like I could do this – and I did.

There are several one line animals in my sketchbook.  I thought this one was so horrible I didn’t even photograph it when it was just the one line horse.  Here, I added doodling to it since it was already horrible & there was NO way I could ruin it.  All of  the sudden I fell in love with it.

I began to hear laughter, the Universe having a good laugh at how slow I am to learn certain lessons.  I started doodling on this one because I liked it the least and now I like it the most.  The Universe has tried to teach me this before but I keep conveniently forgetting it…I did start to listen to the laughter and just let go – played and had fun.  Pulled out my watercolors and painted away on my 5 legged horse.  This is what I love about Paint Party Friday, it pushes me to get my paint brushes wet & brings such fun to my day! 

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  • Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors January 6, 2012, 11:13 am

    What a great little horse! I applaud your decision to learn to draw! It will really help with your work. happy PPF

  • Timeless Rituals January 6, 2012, 11:48 am

    “Learn” is my 2012 word. I’m going to take those classes, too!!
    Great job!

  • Nora January 6, 2012, 11:52 am

    I always love paints or designs that are not real and this one I just adore. It’s happy and full of life with all those brights color. Continue with the good work! that workshop sounds exciting and very creative.

  • Maria January 6, 2012, 11:59 am

    Just remember…..doodling makes EVERYTHING look better 🙂 I think it is wonderful!!!

  • JKW January 6, 2012, 12:07 pm

    I love that he is so colorful. And the reconstructive surgery yesterday is terrific. Blessings, Janet PPF

  • Faye January 6, 2012, 12:20 pm

    The class sounds wonderful. And it must be to have encouraged this fantastic, colorful, 5-legged horse to be drawn. He is marvelous. I think what you think is laughter AT you is really happy laughter FOR you and your painting .

  • rasz January 6, 2012, 1:24 pm

    I LOVE your horse. I actually loved it before I read your post and then even more after reading the story behind it. What a great story and lesson. See you can already draw beautifully!

  • Pointypix January 6, 2012, 2:24 pm

    He is gorgeous!! I love the story behind this and that you ended up falling in love with him simply by doodling a bit more and adding some colour – he looks like a perfect children’s storybook character to me!

  • Carla Sonheim January 6, 2012, 2:47 pm

    Great drawing and story! I do that, too… take risks on drawings I don’t like as much and they end up becoming favorites. Heh heh.

  • Tara@Aquamarine January 6, 2012, 2:56 pm

    I LOVE your horse! I’m so pleased you came round to him too. I have a book by Carla Sonheim which got me doing lots of drawings I loved (and several I really didn’t). Makes me want to get practising on my own drawing!

  • Nicola January 6, 2012, 4:07 pm

    I love your horse! What a fantastic exercise I love the doodles you added to it!! I look forward to seeing your drawings evolve this year well done! :0)

  • Serena January 6, 2012, 5:00 pm

    What a fantastic, little horse! I’m so glad you decided to play with him ~ 🙂

  • Daniele Valois January 6, 2012, 5:10 pm

    so much fun. I think you CAN draw!!!

  • Cynthia January 6, 2012, 5:16 pm

    I love your horse too!! I’m so glad you didn’t give up on him!

  • Tracey Fletcher King January 6, 2012, 6:08 pm

    drawing is one of the great pleasures in life… I used to curse all those hours in life class and still life class back at college , but now I love that I have those skills, can’t wait to watch how you progress as you already have pretty amazing skills if you ask me… love the doodled horse!!! My sort of bright colours…happy ppf xx

  • Ginny January 6, 2012, 6:29 pm

    I love visiting your blog. It is always such a happy place. Your horse looks like an animal everyone would fall in love with. I am going to learn to draw too.

  • Mary C. Nasser January 6, 2012, 6:51 pm

    Wonderful lines, shapes, colors, and patterns!
    Love it!!

    Happy New Year and
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • gloria January 6, 2012, 7:18 pm

    Great horse. Love the various colors and patterns that you have going there. Great exercise.

  • Carol January 6, 2012, 7:52 pm

    Love the style ~ love the colors ~ fun! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

  • EVA January 6, 2012, 8:03 pm

    I love him! He is such fun. The colour really brings out his fun personality!

  • Lydia January 6, 2012, 8:04 pm

    I love this little creation, he’s so fun and cheerful. I also love that you walked away with a life lesson- that’s just awesome all around. 🙂

  • laurie January 6, 2012, 10:33 pm

    well I think he is a brilliant horse and the story just makes it more so, its great to meet you, I will become a follower so I can keep up with your work

  • Barbara Babin January 7, 2012, 1:07 am

    I love your horse, the doodles, and especially the colors.

  • Valerie-Jael January 7, 2012, 3:49 am

    The horse is wonderful, a dream horse! Valerie

  • Mitzi Zohar January 7, 2012, 7:46 am

    Don’t you love what happens when you say you can’t do something and then you do it anyway? Keep reaching for the stars!

  • Cathy Bueti January 7, 2012, 9:38 am

    Love this horsey! Super cute!! Love all the colors you used to paint him! Happy PPF! THanks for your nice comment on my PPF post! 🙂

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. January 7, 2012, 9:48 am

    Aw. He’s like the Ugly Duckling of Horses who became a swan. A fun, funky, really cool swan!!!

  • Rita McGregor January 7, 2012, 9:51 am

    I can see why you fell in love with him! Cute and funny! 🙂

  • Kristin Dudish January 7, 2012, 1:09 pm

    I am totally and completely in love with your 5 legged horse! I think he looked great in black and white and now the color makes him come alive! (This would be such a fun coloring page!)


  • geckostone January 7, 2012, 1:24 pm

    Wow, this is fantastic, I love it! I am really bad at drawing animals too so I usually make them into symbolic renditions with southwest “doodles”. Now I want to try this too! Deb

  • Pauline Leger January 9, 2012, 9:07 am

    Love your doodle!! And i also love Carla’s books – soooooo much fun.
    Keep it up & keep posting!
    (and happy new year)

  • Nicole/Beadwright January 9, 2012, 4:24 pm

    My grandmother/art teacher always told me, “If you can write your name, you can draw.” For me she was right.
    Good luck, you are off to a good start.