I recently made a discovery. It wasn’t earth shattering and won’t be in any history books, but it was a momentous occasion for me. I, in one of my web surfing sessions, stumbled across the artist, Kelly Rae Roberts. She does whimsical and encouraging mixed-media works of art like this:
When I found out that she had a book published, I was so excited that I gushed about it to the Hubs. I thought he was listening with half an ear at the time, but he must’ve been paying more attention than I realized because he turned right around and ordered it for me from Amazon. It’s titled Taking Flight~ Inspiration + Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings. In it she tells her story about being almost thirty and knowing that she wanted to do more with herself (um, I can identify). She talks about being nervous about experimenting with her art again after having set it to the side for so many years. She’s not formally trained, but she created because it gave her joy (um, again, I can identify).
I may never sell a single piece that I create, but I’m already having so much fun creating and painting again. Even the Bubs has noticed how much fun I have when I’m painting/drawing and now he’s excited about expressing himself on paper. We ooh and ahh over one another’s creations and those moments are so very precious to me!
I don’t have any pics of my “creations” to share with you, as yet, since the workmen are laying tile in the kitchen today and I can’t get to my little studio. I’m working on finding my own aesthetic and experimenting with different techniques. The best fun, though, is when my guys just hang out in the studio with me and watch what I’m doing or ask me questions. I like that they feel included in what I’m doing….they should since they are at the heart of almost everything I do!