Posts Tagged ‘practice’

Life Drawing

February 18, 2011

Mindset is funny: approaching a task I’ve done a lot, and done well in the past–but haven’t done much at all recently–I assume I can just sit down and do it as well as ever, with as much ease and fluidity as if I were still regularly practicing. And of course this is not the case. Struggle ensues, results are poor.

And I’m really happy about this: to me it’s a pretty solid indication that innate ability isn’t quite as important as Practice. Skill isn’t pre-ordained, and either permanently available or forever out-of-reach. It can be earned, it can be lost, it can be regained.

Chops. Back to the woodshed…