Have you ever gone to a museum, looked at the paintings on the walls, and wondered if you could do the same thing? How about trying painting for yourself in oils, acrylics or watercolors? Or maybe try drawing with charcoal or colored pencils. One particularly wonderful way to get involved in your community and make art at the same time is to participate in painting a mural. This will last for a long time and everyone in your community will see it and smile.Art does have a long learning curve, do not measure your progress against other peoples drawings. Measure it against your own past drawings, date everything, take classes or borrow and buy instruction books and do all the projects. Tracing, measuring methods like using a grid and using photographs as references are not cheating. There is no cheating in art, unless its breaking the rules of a specific contest.