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Sneaking around fear

It’s Billie here!

Using silly faces to ease into drawing faces. I want to learn to draw faces, and I’m totally intimidated by it. In 2018 I did 30 days of drawing faces just to make myself try. The faces could be wonky, the features all “wrong”, and that was OK. It was OK because I just wanted to stand up to the intimidation of perfection., make a crack in the wall.

Action Steps


What intimidates you?

Faces? Botanicals? Urban sketching? For 5 days, break the ice – just do it! Strive for imperfection, I hope you’ll see that you’ll knock fear down a bit…and build momentum in the process. Enjoy!

Billie Miles

After retiring from 40 years in the technology industry, Billie is a late bloomer. Art journaling has become a means to explore her inner and outer life, and have crazy fun!


  1. Charlotte Erichsen

    Love your faces, Billie! So expressive and they convey their emotions so beautifully. For me my fear is going back to my beginnings with oil paint at the moment and my ever-fear for a few years now: drawing comics.

  2. Jenna Ledford

    Oh, I love this. I am about done with Botanicals and about to start Sketching Faces, and I think this will be a good break in between to resist that evil perfection!

  3. Thea Marie

    The faces are so exciting, I love them!

  4. Debbie Bamberger

    I was just thinking about faces today, and here you are! I’m going to try it. xox

  5. Amber Coulter

    Thanks for the kick in the butt Billie!

  6. Julia Bethmann

    So fun! Going to try too!

  7. Alyssa Rothwell

    Such a good idea! I’m going to have to give a thought to what I’d like to focus on. Faces is a good one. This could keep me busy for a while! Thanks so much!!

  8. Kellye Crocker

    I love your faces! What an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing! Very inspiring.

  9. Lisa Monconduit

    Faces are extremely difficult to me. I may have to give it a go.