Bert, I am taking the liberty of calling him by his first name, suggested drawing things with an unusual shape or not in the position you are used to. This is to get you out of the habit of drawing what you think you know and instead drawing by actually looking at it. He suggested a book of matches which really dates him because I can't remember the last time I had one. I don't think restaurants give them out anymore, which probably ruined a lot of mystery stories but I digress.
Can you figure out what this is?
Or does is this version a little clearer?
It's a ladle. Don't worry I'm not insulted I think you can guess from these pictures I am not working until I get it perfect or pretending to be great - this is a blog for me to learn and I hope you will too.
What do you think this is
Does this one help?
I'll just tell you - it is a tape dispenser. This is a great exercise just draw things in an unusual position so you really have to look - try it you have nothing to lose.