Come On, Let Me Have It


This sketching thing I have been doing may just be something I need to toss to the birds. I want you to tell me to break the pencils, give the sketch pad to my grandchildren to scribble on; if you believe in your heart that this is just plain crap. It’s alright, I am tough, I can take it.

This is my second attempt at having an urge to draw. Not knowing what will happen I just place the art pencil to the pad and see what happens. I never know what I will get when I am finished. Maybe I would be better at trying to draw something I can see instead of letting my mind wander.

I guess I am afraid of making a fool out of myself. Not that I plan on receiving big awards for this, but hey, come on, I am no longer in K -6 grades, so come on, let me have it, the truth.my artwork

49 thoughts on “Come On, Let Me Have It

  1. I think you should do what is in your heart to do, and tell your inner critic to take a long walk off a short pier. Continue developing your craft! I think your work shows potential. 🙂 And, if it makes you happy to draw, who cares what others think of it? I like to draw, too, even though I know I’m not good enough to be a “real” artist. Art is subjective. Let your mind and your pencil wander!

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    • I didn’t really think of it like that. I was thinking I am going to show these people something that I could be laughed at for it being so silly. thanks for giving me another way to look at it

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  2. I actually like this a lot better than the “Scream” painting that is so incredibly loved and popular…..if that helps at all. 😀

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      • Have you seen some of the really popular stuff out there??? lol It is all in the eyes of the beholder. Plus, you should never do it for what other people will think. You, as an artist, do it because you have something you need to get out of you. I know when I am writing, I get really nervous, too, but I try to be true to the emotions on the page and post it anyway. Don’t do it for anyone….but you.

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  3. who cares what or how you draw it is you the inner you coming out. I for one cannot stand most of Picassos art but look at how and what he did and now people rave over his ‘art’ I like your drawings a whole lot more than his LOL . But seriously I have no confidence in my writing, yes I would like honest feedback and to be adored by all but you know that is not why I started writing, now I don’t care if you like it (me) or not, it releases something inside of me that makes me feel good so should it be with your stories, poetry and art, do it because it is inside you needing to come out and be expressed in this way not for anyone else. love hugs and prayers

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    • I have had so many comments stating the same thing as you that I have changed my mind. I am going to continue and if people laugh or sneer, oh well!!! Thanks Len for the wonderful comment and compliment

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  4. Don’t give up! Keep trying. You can’t expect the first few things you do to be works of art. Many artists end up with only a few good pieces and 1000s of bad ones. If you are not failing, you are not trying! Keep at it!

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    • what a way to get me to see things differently. I like it. Practice makes perfect right? Well maybe not in the art world, but I think art is highly critiqued and that was my fear

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  5. If it gives you pleasure, release, relief, an energy/emotional outlet, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks or sees. I’m not an art critic, so that’s all I have to say 🙂

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  6. Good job ~ I admire anyone’s talent who can draw. I say go and let you mood take you wherever it leads and to create on paper what is in your heart. Blessings!

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  7. Terry, you have talent .. and what ever you feel for doing you should do – because it comes from your heart and soul. I love personally what I see on that photo.
    Look at the big artist … talk about some of their art and making a fool of themselves.
    Was at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain .. they had a massive painting that was totally black with a red dot down in the left hand corner – that is making a fool out me – it made me so angry … that they could call that art.
    You just carry on …

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  8. I think you should draw, sketch, paint — do whatever it is that God is leading you to do. You are so obviously creative. Don’t give up. Expressing yourself creatively is something that only humans, as God’s favorite creation, can do. Sometimes a sketch works, sometimes you’ll need to try again. But I think I see talent. Sandy

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  9. I think art can be a form of therapy as well as writing. I see in your pictures your fear and your insecurity. Drawing is a way of getting it out. Who cares what anyone else thinks, just follow the pencil and see where it takes you.
    As for Al, I think God is calling him home. God just wants you to be okay with it before He takes Al. That is why yo have this time with Al in your home. I know it’s hard. You want Al with you forever, but God has other work for him to do soon. Keep praying for God to bring you that peace. God Bless Terry!

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  10. I’m back again after another week off the computer. I was pleasantly surprised to see your drawing. It reminds me of some of the folk art I have seen. You definitely have some talent there, so keep on pulling that pencil over the paper. And don’t be afraid to try other media such as pastels, oil pastels, acrylics, charcoal, etc. And I think colored pencils will work well on that drawing, too. I used to combine soft pastels and colored pencils for a little different look. Try watercolor washes, too. There is no end of what you can do with art. Like some others who have commented, I am not fond of some so-called famous artist’s work. I have seen many pieces of art that I do not even consider art at all. I think sometimes a 5-year-old could do better than some. I agree with Skye about “The Scream”. And as the others have said, art is an expression of what is inside the artist and is unique to each person. If you decide to put your poetry into a book, You might want to consider doing some black-and-white illustrations to go along with the poems. How’s that for a project? 🙂

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    • I am soaking in every word you say like a virgin sponge. Thank you Diane. Illustrations done by me for my poetry? What an idea! I really would like to get that poetry book together. I have written quite a few now and several people make good comments about them. You all give me boosts of confidence in this area

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