I believe everyone needs a way to decompress from reality. Watching my daughter, Lauren, creating her fairy and princess sketches and writing her mythical "Wonderland-esque" stories reminded me of...me. As a child, I harnest my artistic spirit just as I see my daughter doing. Life was all about writing, creating, sketching, painting. Before my beautiful children were born, before my career, I would find myself "lost in the arts" when I would journal, write, sketch, and paint.
Career, marriage, growing family, daily life, daily routines, daily reviews, began to build upon eachother. I tucked my journal into a drawer and put my canvases, paints, and brushes into storage and haven't revisted them in a number of years.
I remember in my youth, hearing a phrase that my gifts will be lost if I don't use them. Yes, some can be forgotten if not practiced. But once you harness a specific gift can't it remain dormant within you until the energies can not be contained any longer. I find myself bursting at the seems lately with the desire and passion to write, create, sketch, journal, and paint creatively.
Which leads me to this...my first blog. A place where I can go and express creatively. A place I can go to step out of the box, out of reality. A place where I can take ink and inspiration, pair them, and transform them into a short story, a screenplay, an editorial, a sketch, or a painting. I do not know what will be created or when. I do not know how my inspirations will reveal themselves. It will be interesting to see how everything plays out now that my metaphorical volcano is no longer dormant and I can burst at the seems creatively!