Over the years I have channeled my creativity into producing works of art of a different nature, in over-the-top store and window displays, fabulous events, with every detail tended to, and dabbled in graphic design for myself and a few local customers. With the help of a good friend, I even managed to teach myself photo shop! (thank you Lindsey!)
My dreams these days are of new ways to display my goods, sets for my pop up shops, window displays and Christmas themes. Don’t get me wrong, this has all been very fulfilling for me. I love owning a shop. I could never imagine a job I would love more than getting to create beautiful spaces every day. You all are probably tired of hearing about how much I love my community and the journey I have been on to become a more compassionate and caring person. So please don’t think I am whining or complaining of “lives lost”. I am right where I am supposed to be, and I know that.
I am now fifteen years past college days (yes, I am that old) and feeling a bit lost. I am so focused these days on social media, marketing, to-do lists, bills, building repairs and working on my house. I feel like I have hidden away a part of myself that I just haven’t had time for. I have found myself longing for a sketch book and some pastels! I have decided to make it a goal for the year to get back to my creative roots. I am going to start making myself sketch again and work on this creative muscle that is so out of shape! You will notice a theme as we journey through the spring and summer of art and creativity. Through blogs and soon to come new videos we will all be sharing more of our talents with you. I am both excited and scared to death to jump back in to this world I have been so far away from for so long. I assure you I am not planning on producing any masterpieces anytime soon! But it will feel so good to pour a little of my soul back onto that paper!
I will be sure to keep you all posted on the progress of my journey and I’ll share some of my “practice” works with you. The good and the bad! If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “I used to love to paint,” or “I used to love to try new recipes,” then I would like to encourage you to go on this journey with me and get back to giving yourself a creative outlet, whatever that may be. Gardening, cross stitching, quilting, drawing, anything creative that brings you joy. We’d love to hear what you are working on this spring so send us an email or post it on our facebook page. Let’s get creative together!