Sunday, September 23, 2012

Learning to Love Art Again: The Beginning

So, I went looking back through some of my old artwork today, and I realized that I used to draw and paint...a lot. It's something I've been thinking of taking back up, but with as little time as I have now, I'm not sure it's worth it anymore. I love creating artwork, but anymore it seems more like a job. I've lost my passion for the simple idea of putting together something beautiful.

I created this drawing in 2006, when I was struggling to find myself during those awkward High School years. I tried to incorporate a bit of everything I saw in myself.


Each item in this drawing has meaning to me...and meaning about me. I want to go back to this, and remember why I loved creating. So, I'm going to start putting forth a real effort to remember how to draw after so long, and to learn to love art again.

Feel free to come back and check on my updates in this journey. I have a feeling I will gain much more in this than just a long lost talent.

Love and Lightning Bugs,
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18 comments:

Mama Luvs Books said...

That is gorgeous! You are very talented!

MamaMunky said...

You are so talented, don't let it go to waste!

Holly (Woman Tribune) said...

Good for you! When I was in high school I used to write a lot of poetry. Most of it was typical, angsty teenage bullshit I wouldn't dare let anyone look at or read today, but at the time, the words I wrote helped me cope with a lot of things that had happened in my childhood that I was still fighting with as a young woman. A few pieces are actually pretty good, but when I go back and read them, I can't see myself in the work anymore. It feels like someone else wrote them, and not just that, but someone I don't even know and have no connection with. I think that if I tried to write a poem again, I wouldn't know where to start. Before, it just kind of happened, and now, I would definitely have to work at it and tap into the place where it all came from.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

Beautiful work! Yes! You need to do that again! There's just something about creating somethin you love that is so fulfilling! Go grab that pencil and start drawing!

Alyssa McVey said...

That is very pretty. I feel the same way about some of my old hobbies. When the enjoyment is gone it gets hard to even want to try. I hope you find your enjoyment again!

mommyto2kids_07 said...

Great job! It's really pretty =)

Sandra R said...

That's very pretty!

Amanda Taylor said...

You really are so talented...what a gift to cherish!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed at what you can do, I am definitely not talented in that way! Can not wait to see more.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous! You are very talented :)

Brr23 said...

That is a great drawing! I to have strayed from my art (drawing) path. I miss it so bad but seems so hard to try to find the time to squeeze it in with 2 kids. I wish you very good luck!

Erin said...

That is amazing! Great job. I hope you find time to create again. You are so talented!

Minding Spot said...

Love the music notes - wonderfully talented! Hope you can find time to draw again :)

Coupons and Friends said...

You have so much talent, keep sharing!!

Katrina said...

That's great! I love the music too. I was a music major in college.

Kimberly Cleven said...

You are so talented. I really need to hire you for my media page already!

Kimberly Cleven said...

See now I have hired you! :)

Kelly said...

This is amazing. You took some simple items and made a beautiful image that represented something about you. Really amazing.