There was a time when I thought my artwork was not too shabby at all, but my world was rocked this weekend when my drawings were well and truly mocked.
The cutting remarks came from my friend's five-year-old daughter whom I was helping to fill up her sketch book while the pouring rain turned our barbecued bangers and burgers soggy. She had asked me to draw some birds for her. No problem. Or so I thought.
But she had the gall to say that they were not up to scratch. In fact, she exlaimed: "Everything you draw is squinty!" Squinty?! Can you believe it? Whatever happened to artistic licence? Pablo Picasso would be turning in his grave.
So if I am ever to win some kudos from this cheeky little rascal it is, quite literally, back to the drawing board for me.
In the meantime, here are a few examples of how it really should be done!