Our Mindful Eye
This is a little project I started over a year ago. It is a gratitude journal but instead of writing I was drawing the pictures and then using my water colors. I didn't get too far, only about 6 pages done, and now I have not touched it for almost a year. Why? I haven't actually touched any of my creative tools for almost a year. My life changed in big way when my granddaughters were born. The changes that followed have really restricted my availability for my creative pursuits. Now, I wouldn't change getting to spend this time with my girls for anything, but I would love to start fitting it in again!
The truth is, I need to find a way to add some extra income or new income to the mix. Really I would love to make my living doing something I love, ART. As long as I was getting to use my brain to create, I would be in heaven. There are so many things that I love to do, but none that I feel I am amazing at. I am definitely a jack of all trades and master of none. I fear selling something, thinking it's not perfect. I like to sew, and there are several things I think about selling because they are things I want, and can't find. But when someone pays money for something, I feel like they would expect it to be perfect, and I don't sew perfect.....or I just am afraid to jump in, but I need to, I really really need to. Because I love so many things and con't focus on just one, I start to think my Etsy store would be like a hodge podge of whatever I was making at the time, and that doesn't sound professional. Uhhhhgggg......what to do?
Anyways this past week has had me thinking about the fact that I need to just make time to be creative. Doing something everyday, to improve my skills, my confidence, my belief that God gave me these gifts for a reason and I should use them. Even to pray about it and let God direct me. All the praying I do, very little to none is about this area of my life, how sad is that?
There is a lot more I could say, but I keep finding myself posting this so late at night. The next morning when I reread it, so many grammar errors or dropped words.....Oh the horror.
I wonder what has been on Tracie West's mind this past week? She is a very talented soul, and loves to draw as well. We even have a class we purchased to do together like 2 years ago and we have not done it. We need to!!!!