#aprilDrawing – Summary

Trying to summarize art would be naive. Nevertheless, naiveté is what ignites our curiosity. Therefore, let me try to do my best explaining what drawing is and some keys to get you started with it 🙂

Month: April 2018

Theme: Learn to draw

Mission: Acquire drawing fundamental concepts and train the basic skills to draw from observation of daily life.

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Three Ways to Learn

Life taught me that there are three ways to learn:

  • The easy way
  • The hard way
  • The wise way

The first one – the easy way – is ephemeral. Usually, when we easily succeed on any task, we got to that point because we learned the minimum required to get there. Some will call it “The Principle of Favorability” or Beginner’s’ Luck (…it whets your appetite with the taste of success). Chances are that lessons learned this way will fade away soon.

The second way is through failure and pain. As Tony Robbins says: “When we succeed, we party. When we fail, we ponder.” But, failure does not mean a breakdown at all, it’s only a reminder that what our initial strategy didn’t work and that we need to adjust the course. So, the faster that we fail, the faster that we learn. 

The third way, or what I call “the wise way”, is learning thru the life experience of other people – let’s call them “mentors”. They are humans with ten to fifteen years of experience ahead of us in anything that we want to learn about. Sometimes they’re older, sometimes they’re younger than us. Sometimes they’re in our social circle, sometimes they’re on a different continent. Sometimes they’re gone and we learn thru their legacy.

Remember, any way is the right way as long as you Keep on Learning…

The cat didn’t have a chance

“Curiosity killed the cat” they said, but the truth is that the cat had zero chance against life.

Show me a cat that has lived forever (not even Egyptian cat goddesses made it!). So, why does the cat need to be afraid of trying out new experiences?

The fear to change, the fear of the unknown, it’s all in our minds. Not facing them or pursuing our curiosity will only create a life full of boredom, a.k.a “status quo”.

Let’s face it, we’re not going to get alive out of this adventure, therefore, why not to be curious?

Curiosity may have killed the cat, ….but at least we know that cat lived to the fullest.

Keep on learning….,