At school I considered myself hopeless at art. I saw art as something that either you could do or you couldn't do. My drawings didn't look like I wanted them to look so I concluded that I couldn't do art and so never really tried. Funnily, though, I never saw music like that. I thought music was something that you had to learn and practice and that if you put in the effort for long enough you'd become competent.
Sitting in on Joel's art classes for the last couple of years has made me change my thinking. Certainly, I have no particular talent for visual art, but if I learn some skills and practice a lot I can achieve some sort of competency.
I've always wished that I was arty because it would be a handy skill to have for kids' ministry. So now I'm trying. And I'm having fun. Every week or so I sit down and have a go at drawing something. Often the kids join me and we each work on a similar project. I try to model patience and not throw tantrums and rip up the page when I'm unhappy with my work (this is easier for me than for others in my family!)
I'd love any advice anyone has. Tell me what I should try.