In which I lack skills

I’ve been in this weird place for a couple of weeks– months? Hell, who knows, time has no meaning– where I want to get into woodworking. You may have seen the turning videos I’ve posted. That’s what people in the know call it, you see.

I’m not going to get into woodworking. I have nowhere to work wood, no tools for woodworking, and no one to instruct me in woodworkery, and I suspect this is not really something that one teaches oneself from videos on the internet. I have also considered getting into spin painting recently. You may recall a Teach Myself to Draw project a couple of years (?) ago if you’ve been around a while; that fizzled when I realized that while I did want to be good at drawing things, there wasn’t any particular thing I wanted to draw, and that’s … kind of important?

That ukulele is still around, too. Never gonna learn to play it. (I am, and I swear this is a coincidence, listening to Eddie Vedder’s ukulele album right now.)

What creative thing would you be good at if you actually wanted to put in the effort to get there?

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Luther M. Siler

Teacher, writer of words, and local curmudgeon. Enthusiastically profane. Occasionally hostile.

3 thoughts on “In which I lack skills

  1. Jazz piano. I bought the Herbie Hancock Masterclass, which I watched half of, and a couple of books of piano music, from which I can almost play one song.

    It would be a cool thing to be good at though. 🙂

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    1. I think it’s probably safe and not especially defeatist for me to admit that I’m beyond the point in my life where I can learn to competently plan an instrument, particularly one that requires both of my hands to be doing something so different as piano. I never managed to get anywhere in Guitar Hero once I started having to move my left hand on the frets and I’m pretty sure playing any real instrument is going to be harder than that. 🙂

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