I have always been a creative person, but over the past few years I've seem to have lost touch with my creative side. Not that I wanted to, I just lost the time to do it as I got older. It seems as a child we spend the most time playing, creating and imagining wonderful things. Sadly as we get older responsibilities pluck that "free" time away and we are left with next to nothing. I long for a life of an artist, somewhere in a small crafty cottage with my tea and biscuits, but reality and responsibility bring me back down from my cloud to a grounded world where working and paying bills is how we spend most of our lives. How do we find balance between both worlds? How do we maintain our artisticness? Growing up we are so intrigued by new media and tecniques but what does one do to get back into the groove when we have been away for a while and feel like we have forgotten so many methods and tricks? Do I take a class? Do I open up my old art books and take a trip down memory lane? Do I pull all of my art supplies from their dusty corners and give them a little pep talk?
So this is what I have decided to start with, my Blog. Here I can see new ideas and methods from fellow bloggers. I can read what inspires all of you and hope to find the same inspiration in my life. I want to come back, I want to feel the glue on my hands, the brush stokes on the page, I want to hear the humming of my sewing machine and I want to see the reactions of the ones I love around me when I give them my hand made gifts from my heart. Here's hoping I am sucessful.
"As humans we long for familiar and comfort, but we also crave the excitment of new things and ideas."