Ok, lost the last one, so I'll start again. I started out as the most PASSIONATE artist. I planned to BE an artist - to get the degree and have a studio and actually earn a living with ART!!! Then I had a back-up plan - to teach if my art wasn't quite enough. So much for plans. I was young and foolish then ;-) but I DID know what I wanted. I just didn't stick with it... I went to college 1 year and then became a mom and did various other things, but didn't do art. Later I went to college again and learned CADD and did that... but eventually my body said WHOA - and I couldn't work any more. So - to maintain my sanity I stayed home, ran kids around to their various appointments and events, and began to create. First just a little crochet, a little faux painting, then I learned to REALLY knit - not just make placemats ;-) and then I started painting again. This time I was trying to learn acrylics and watercolors in order to avoid the smell of oils. My really cool hubby encouraged me to keep going. After a few fits and starts, I finally decided this summer that I will try challenges and shows and a blog and see what happens. So far I have had one piece in a special exhibit - which to me is exciting and validates me as a "REAL" artist!
My favorite blogs from my site are:
2. http://irishroseart.typepad.com/irish-rose-art/2010/05/amazing-experience.html and the video to #2
My favorite blogs that I follow, other than Mrs. Klassen, of course are:
I loved Connie's video and am off to make some journal pages and then figure out how to flickr. I am so excited about being able to participate in this experience!!