One day, I quit my job. Long story, lots of reasons. Suddenly, I had a lot more free time than I was used to. Not a lot, since I had a 3-year-old, but more. I had always liked art, been interested in creative pursuits, but not having had any education or training, I lacked confidence to actually do anything. I would read art journalling books, buy beautiful art supplies and be crippled by my need to make something amazing–I still am. I’d start binding books, but freeze when it came time to case them in. But for the last 2 1/2 years, it has been my mission to learn, to practice, to play. I’m teaching myself that there is beauty in doing and the “mistakes” I make are just a chance to do it better next time. I’m learning a lot and I’m here to share what I’ve learned with you.
You may have noticed (or not) that there is a ton going on with this blog. Let me explain. I’ve wanted to blog about something for years and years, and I’ve started half a dozen different blogs that I could never dedicate myself to because the scope was just too limited. How can I blog about one thing with any sort of regularity when that’s just one of a dozen interests I have? One week I’ll bind books with wild abandon, and the next I’m knitting like a granny. I have flurries of writing on my novel (about once a week–I call them Writing Wednesdays), and then I’ll be painting. It would be ridiculous to maintain a separate blog for each of my interests, but I need to blog about all of them if I’m going to blog at all, so I’m putting them all right here. Hopefully I’ve organized things well enough that it won’t get too crazy.
Happy hunting, and I’d love to hear from you!