i've never been able to decide whether i would prefer to be a good jack of all trades (jill??), or have one amazing skill that i excel at. i definitely fall in the first category - i'm just not sure that i prefer that. i've always been somewhat good or average at everything i try, perhaps because the obsessive side of me encourages patience and perfection. so while i've been trying new crafts in the past year - bookbinding, knitting, embroidery, sewing etc, i've created things that are good but not like WOW.
here's the skill i don't have, that i wish i did: drawing. to me drawing is not something you can learn (not really, fully learn anyways). it's something that comes innately to people that have an eye for perspective and detail, and a certain style that helps them to just know how something should look on paper. if someone said to me, "draw a harp" or "sketch me an elephant"...well i wouldn't be able to. i could see the harp or the elephant in my mind but couldn't translate it to paper. it's hard to explain, but those things that make a harp a harp, or an elephant an elephant are the things i would forget to include. wouldn't even think to include! i would draw you an animal that would have a big body and four legs - but could just as easily be a dog or an anteater.*
how i wish i could draw!! i would do so many things, i have so many ideas! but alas, i'm not going to bother because even if i took classes in perspective and figure drawing, i would never innately know how and that wouldn't be good enough for me.
are there any skills or talents that you don't have but desperately wish you did?
* haha...you should google anteater, it's bound to brighten your day!