Sunday, August 23, 2009
FOUND ~ A New Hobby
Images by Me :)
I don't know about you, but between being a Mom and working, I let some of my interests fall to the wayside. Growing up I sketched and painted almost daily but put my paintbrushes and sketch pad away and barely touched them for years. On and off I've taught kids' art classes, and then of course I've planned and "tested" creative projects for my students. But on the whole, I really haven't pursued a creative hobby in a long time. It makes me a little sad to think about it, and it's a struggle to get started again, but I've been making an effort to do ONE creative thing a day, even if it's small.
Yesterday I took out my art supplies and discovered that "hey, I can still draw"! But when I began painting, it didn't come so easily and I left the table feeling a little discouraged. O.k., time for Plan B. ;) A few years ago my husband bought me an inexpensive camera for a college photography class. I ended up not taking the class and haven't done much with the camera since. I've always loved beauty and nature and posting all these amazing photos from talented photographers on Simply Hue has inspired me to pursue photography. So, yesterday I picked up my neglected camera and took the above shots. I'm actually semi-happy with them. lol. They're not perfect, but for a complete novice, they'll do.
What can you do today to bring richness and creativity back into your life? My hat's off to those of you who have managed to stay in touch with your creative side while raising young children and/or holding a 9-5 job! Maybe you can let the rest of us know how you do it. xo
Posted by Vicki Dvorak at 11:00 PM