It’s been one year since I went for it and began to consistently share my creative endeavors with you. I appreciate your love and encouragement because I have many times of doubt creep in, yet I continue to blog because I really feel like I am supposed to…
It’s been fun to look over my past year of posts. As someone who thrives on a sense of accomplishment, my blog has been a portfolio of a year of accomplishments (as well as some major flops!). However, I realize though that I haven’t shared much regarding me personally and who I am.
I have always felt the urge to create. As a kid, I remember spending a lot of time coloring and drawing. In college I planned on majoring in art but left my first drawing class feeling completely inadequate and dropped out to pursue business. Before beginning my Junior year, I felt the overwhelming urge to try again, and I graduated with a second major in art & design.
After college, I worked as an art director at a greeting card company. I loved that job and the creative environment.
Almost ten years ago, I had my first son (Bryant). Steve and I felt it was best for our family if I stayed at home (he was working crazy hours at the time, and I had a ridiculously long commute). In the next five years, another son (Benson) and a daughter (Lena) came along. At home with three young children was wonderful and crazy. Needing sanity from caring for young kids, I painted. And I painted. The walls in my home were my canvas. Looking back, I did some really crazy projects with that paint. But it was my peace. My quiet. My creative outlet. The walls could be repainted – and probably have been as new owners now inhabit that house.
Fast forward to now. We moved into a new home a little over a year ago which means I have a blank canvas. My boys are both in school, and I’m finding more time for the first time in years with only a three year old home. As my purpose continues to evolve, I still feel that all along God created me to create. How that looks specifically has changed through the years, but for now it means I share my creations with you. I hope to inspire you through my trial and error. I hope I can give you the confidence to create.
I’ve met so many people through blogging – both virtually and in person. It’s been such an honor and privilege to get to know you. I am constantly learning and having fun on this journey with you! If you had told me one year ago that I would be where I am today with the blog, I would have been overjoyed. You guys are the most encouraging group of readers, and it’s because of you all that I am where I am today! Thank you!