Thursday, 29 January 2015
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Today I want to share some words of wisdom that I recently found. I was tempted not to post this at first but I realised these words mean a lot to me and I totally relate to them and they are why I have set up a second blog that has nothing much to do with my card art creations but is more about me and what I want to do.
It took many years to learn and practice how to stamp, colour and create projects I liked. It also took years of practice to hone those skills enough that these days I actually like what card art I create 95% of the time.
I want to do the artsy/paint/crafty stuff I used to enjoy at school and twenty years ago when we moved here. However my skills are not as good as I hoped. Then I saw a post on
’s blog and I remembered
this journal and quote. It was a
complete ‘doh’ moment, it fits exactly how I’m feeling right now. It has been more than seventeen years since I
doodle/sketch/draw/paint. How dumb and
presumptive am I? I thought those skills
were there ready and waiting to be used.
So I sat down and thought about it and had a discussion with DH, he is so very supportive. Those skills are rusty and nearly non existent, but they’ve not completely gone. It took me years to practice and hone my card art skills. I am going to try and do the same with my artsy/crafty skills. When I look back at earlier projects when I first learnt to stamp I’m embarrassed and I’m hoping that I will repeat that feat here.
The moral of my waffle and my word for 2015 is BELIEVE. I will practise drawing/doodling/painting a little every day and BELIEVE in the long run I’ll be happy with my creations and I’ll learn a lot along the way and that is why I set up a second blog. I’ll share my mistakes and my sketches or paintings with you but I will keep on practising to improve those skills.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x