It’s nearly the end of the 1st day of 2011 -high time that I got on with writing the first entry in my brand new art blog and declaring my intentions to the world. I want this to be a creative year. Just so we can be clear on that. A creative year, okay???

A year where I get to be a bit naughty and a bit selfish – and start to put myself first sometimes. For my own sanity I know I need to do that. I love being a parent (okay – MOST of the time I love being a parent ….) but my kids are growing up, and it’s time I start to think about what I’m going to do when they race off to live their own wonderful adventures without me.

For people who know me this might all sound a bit ridiculous. After all, my kids are only just on the verge of 13 and 15 – hardly adults just yet! But already I can see they want me to move to the background a bit more – and that’s fair enough. I’ll be there for them whenever they need me – but I don’t want them to think of me as a person who didn’t have interests of her own, or other things to do. What sort of message would that be?

I want my kids to know that we are never too old to learn something new or challenge ourselves. I am hardly the “parachute out of a plane” type person, so my challenge to myself is to improve my artwork by getting in lots and lots of practice. And to share that with other people if I can – to have the fun of belonging to more of a community of like minded people. Because creativity can be a bit lonely sometimes if we let it. Thus this blog.

So this is it. My creative year. My more than usually creative year. Time to get started!

Did you like this post? I'd love to know!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts