The Final Lectures—Self-assessments, Goals, Working with Intention, Lies of the Internal Critic, and a Pep Talk

October 7, 2020


This is part 4 of my farewell to teaching series.

That’s a long blog post title, but that about covers it. This 46 minute video is excerpts from my Wrap Up Webinar with my final Drawing Practice online session.

I talk about the topics in the title.

For past drawing students just showing up at this post, I hope you enjoy the reminders and the pep talk.

For everyone else taking time to watch this video know that I really do believe you can learn to draw and that you can make “Drawing Practice” a part of your daily habit. In doing so I believe you enrich your life in all the ways I’ve always gone on about in the posts on this blog. I really do wish that for all of you.


Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen and watercolor sketch in the Hahnemühle Travel Journal. I can’t resist sketching a face with beard stubble!

Just because I’m not teaching “Drawing Practice” any more it doesn’t mean you can’t take the tips in this video and make them work in your life. What you’ll need to do is identify your goals clearly and specifically (not in vague terms!). You’ll want to create a supportive environment of friends and family who understand those goals are important to you. And you’ll want to show up every day to honor those goals and commitments. 

Remember—you get to choose to have drawing in your life. And no matter how stressful or chaotic or joyful and ordered that life is your choice to make drawing a part of your life might not always be easy (or ever easy) but it will pay you back in great dividends of creativity and connection with the world. Payback from showing up.

Take some time today to set some goals, and sit down with intention to work on them. Have fun. Remember to Breathe!

Good luck.

    • Georgy
    • October 7, 2020

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    love & love,

    1. Reply

      Thank you Georgy for taking time to stop by and watch.

    • Lorell Girard
    • October 7, 2020

    Roz, I’ve said it before in a private email to you, but want to say it again here, thank you for all that you’ve shared over so many years. Repeating myself: the most valuable thing I’ve gotten from Drawing Practice and all that you publish is how your help with overcoming procrastination, silencing the inner critic and learning to choose and focus on goals. I am so glad I joined you for Drawing Practice! And very grateful for Patreon. Stay safe and keep drawing!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Lorell I’m so glad that DP and the blog have been helpful on procrastination, focus, goals and the inner critic. I’m glad to have been a help there! Thanks for showing up.

    • Leigh Beatty
    • October 19, 2020

    What a wonderful video. So much good advice for drawing and for life. Inspiring to hear about your eye struggles and how you keep pushing through and adapting. I got a little teary at the end. Thanks for doing what you do. Wishing you all the best and lots of chocolate!

    1. Reply

      Leigh I’m glad you found this interesting and helpful. Thanks for watching. I am fully stocked up in chocolate here you can be on it.

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