Artistic Dreams

April 02, 2016

Creating this blog has unleashed a bit of creative energy in me, and I actually *gasp* put down the facebook to do this doodle instead!

I used to draw when I was younger. I was the most artistic out of my siblings and my parents saw great potential in me. I took a few drawing and painting courses at the community college in the small Arizona town I grew up in and my teachers echoed that sentiment. I always saw art in my future... but then I moved out of state and made a lot of new friends.

E V E R Y O N E was an artist.

I have to admit it was a huge blow to my confidence. So many of them were extremely skillful and lightyears ahead of me in the talent department. I wouldn't say I gave up entirely, but my zest for art definitely got knocked down a notch.

After getting married and having kids I no longer found the time to draw.

A decade has passed now. I see other artists honing their skills and getting better and better over the years and I wonder how good I could be right now if I had practiced every day.

Well, I didn't! 

Instead, I spent my 20's running after kids and I can't change that even if I wanted to, but ... I'M NOT DEAD YET!

For those of you who are older than me, that is probably a totally obvious statement, but if you are a young 'un like I was you might occasionally think that life ends at thirty.

Now that I have reached that big old number, I look ahead and see my kids growing up and becoming more independent over time... and maybe, possibly, I might actually be able to fit things like drawing in where all that butt-wiping currently is.

I can only hope.

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  1. Interesting perspective. Having one child I can see how I will be "childless" soon. My son is 8 and there are only 5 more years until he will be an independent teenager. The years have gone by too fast. One side of my can't wait for more freedom this will bring but another side of me is dreading it. I don't want to lose my baby and don't want him to grow up. I feel so old like I'll be having grand kids already. Haha...but yes these years are flying by.

    1. Yes, there are definitely mixed feelings about this! It's all a bit of a crazy whirlwind with four kids and I can't wait for them to grow up, but I know I will be stunned and broken-hearted when that does happen! :(