I've started painting again after years of doubt. The thing is, if I didn't stop I'd be good at it by now, but the comparison part made me stop which in turn made me lose years of practice. Luckily for me, I didn't get worse but have improved despite the break. Now I can't stop painting or creating because I know that my skills and talents will only get better from here.
I do so many creative things because I am an artist. I've always been afraid to say that because I doubted myself, but I am almost 40 and can proudly say it. Some things are happening in my life (I won't share that in this post) so having a creative outlet is helping me focus in the right way. I am now realizing that being creative is really a gift from God because He allows it as a tool to help us through some tough seasons. Many people have said that art, photography, or other creative pursuits have helped them heal and walk through difficult times.
I will now share some of the art I've started creating 3 weeks ago so please keep in mind all that I have said and the fact that this is a process, not the finished product. I'll create prettier things in the years to come.
Also thinking about it, I do so much! I am a wife, mother, knitter, crochet, photographer, rose grower, garden owner, teacher, friend, youth leader, painter, videographer, vlogger, and blogger. I also like playing video games with my family so my conclusion is I am never bored!