I've always wanted to draw more, learn it properly, being able to sit down with a little sketchbook somewhere, during a walk, in a city café, and quickly capture the landscape, the scene, a face on paper. I've made several attempts over the past years to learn it and get into the habit, but I always gave up very quickly, too quickyl, impatiently, and turned to my paints again.
This afternoon, I sat down with my sketchbook, took a fashion magazine, put on some music (my favourite Al Bowlly cd - I've got a passion for the 1920/30s :) ), and just started drawing, without thinking too much. There's still much to improve, quite a few mistakes, wrong proportions, etc., but all in all, it is a lot better than I expected it would be. And most important, it's a start. And this time, I'm determined. I won't give up, but make time for it, and practise, practise, practise :)
I think, next time I'll try to draw Al Bowlly ;)