Ever since I was a wee lass, I have loved to create. Naturally, drawing is sort of the easiest and most convenient outlet for my creativity, but I also enjoy painting, sculpting, pottery-throwing, jewelry-making and underwater basket weaving.
Just kidding on that last one, although I bet I would like it if it was really a thing. I just love to make stuff!
I took a lot of art classes in high school, and when I first went to college, I majored in fine arts with a minor in children’s literature, because I wanted to become a children’s book author and illustrator. Sometime in my sophomore year, I got antsy and decided to drop out of college and get a job instead! (What a fool!)
Years passed and I kept drawing and painting in my spare time. I tried my hand at jewelry making and pottery throwing – boy was that fun. Finally, I decided to go back to school and get my degree in landscape architecture. I figured it would be a good way to combine my love of art and of nature.
Fast forward to my current life – I work at a desk in an office where I do not get to use my art skills nearly as much as I would like. I still dream of becoming an author and an illustrator, but I’ve realized it’s never going to happen if I don’t DO something about it!
That is why I’ve started this blog. I saw a TED talk by David Litchfield, where he discussed being a certain age and feeling a bit panicked at not doing what he thought he should be doing by then. So he started doing a drawing a day and sharing them via social media. It allowed him to practice and hone his craft while simultaneously getting exposure and feedback from others.
So I’m going to steal his idea and try it myself! Except I’m opening it up to other forms of art besides just drawing… in the event that I feel an urge to paint or sculpt on some days. Though in all honesty, it will mostly be drawings.
I’d love to hear your feedback – please leave me a comment here, or on my individual posts.