Friday, March 16, 2012

My Time Flies!

Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since my last post! That's not like me. This is my creative outlet and I usually like to spend at least 1-2 days a week writing. For some reason it just hasn't happened as it normally does. Maybe it's because there was a rampant illness in our house with our 2 year old, stress at school, a lot of work, the fact we rearranged the entire living room (pics coming soon) and have been hunting for decor for the dining room. Not to mention is was hubby and my birthday this past Wednesday. Fun fun! Yes, we share the same birthday and it's the same day as Pi day and Einstein's birthday!

Another thing I've been up to is finding classes to take that would allow me to create simple artwork at home for free or very cheaply.

I'm not a creative person. Most of the crafts I do are from things I find on Pinterest. I'm definitely not an artist. That's just something that I thought I did well in in high school until a teacher cut down my favorite piece of work. :( I'm slowly bringing myself into this freedom to try things even if they are not widely accepted, known, or appreciated. With the help of a dear art teacher friend, I'm mustering up courage to try things I've never done and would never think of... like Zentangle.

The story behind my interest here is because while I was in the library one day, I saw a poster with Zentangle written on it and some cool drawings posted around it. I was curious, but didn't think anything of it other than "that's cool". Time goes by... like I said, it flies... I look at the library schedule to see what kind of events are coming up to see that there is an actual class people can take through the library for free that is about how to create a Zentangle. This piqued my interest further. Let's face it, I'm a total nerd for all things- cooking, sewing, crafting, art, reading, anything really- I was really interested. I decided that I would do this in March.   Guess what? It's March... not only is it March, but tomorrow is the third Saturday in March, which means it's Zentangle day!

Tomorrow I will set foot into an area where I have 1% confidence ( I can't say 0 confidence because I wouldn't take the class if there weren't some smithering of desire to learn and try). I'm hesitant for a few reasons:
1. what if I'm the oldest person there? The ages say 7 and up.
2. Seeing a blank anything freaks me out. What am I supposed to put on that blank canvas when I'm not uber creative or able to draw a doggone thing???? Now I'm really wondering what I'm thinking (other than it will be fun to hear about and attempt).
3. .... okay so those are my biggest concerns.

Overall, I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping all is well as I was supposed to register for this class earlier; however, I just registered 24 hours in advance via voice mail. Hopefully she gets my registration and I don't need to take anything with me when I go... or else I may be in trouble!

Other things I'm thinking of trying: scarf dying (next Wednesday), learning more about oil and acrylic paints, pottery for lil man, and photography for me. (Stay tuned for what I'm working on through my online photography tutorial - you know the 31 days series I told you about but I've turned into 90 days right now???? That's the one!).  I just like to learn and take advantage of free things. I just can't believe how quickly things are coming up on me though! Time really does fly. Whew, before we know it, I'll be on summer break and hitting up those garage sales!


  1. Just have fun- don't worry about what others think. You're an amazing person, and I suspect far more artistic then you think...

    1. Thanks, Tamra! I can't wait to share this with you Monday! :) Well, it probably won't be done (or maybe I will have something done, I don't know...). Either way, I'll let you know how it goes. I'm totally excited about this!