The year passes by so fast. So cliche but yet we all say it.
I had my last art class on Monday (Acrylics with a Twist with Debi Riley at Atwell Arts Centre).
I feel like it was only a few months ago when I posted my last art class celebrations.
I’m a grown up
Our ever enthusiastic Sarah supplied everyone in class with their champers and sweet Hilary made me a red fizzy drink (in a “special grown up” glass – that Vicky so kindly brought for all of us). And both Monique, who unfortunately wasn’t able to stay for our celebrations, and Hilary were so thoughtful in giving us all a Christmas gift.
Reflections & Consolidations
I have to keep reminding myself that I have only been artventuring for a less than a year so I can’t expect too much of myself. I guess that’s why this blog is good for me. Just documenting my journey and progress helps me to reflect and appreciate that I’m doing well considering I wasn’t the arty sort to begin with.
I’ve done so many courses and workshops this year that my little brain is a bit frazzled. My goal initially was to learn as much as I could but then I lost sight of why I was doing art in the first place. It’s almost I was in a hurry to get to the end point…..which is where when it comes to art? I don’t know, do you?
It’s about enjoying the process of creating!
The process of creating soothes my soul and that’s what I have to keep in mind. It’s not about being “the” best and having multiple awards, well not for me at least. It’s about doing something that makes me happy.
I’ve decided that next year I want to focus on just a few things and to consolidate.
- Learn to draw . I feel that this is the fundamental missing puzzle piece that I need to give me more choices and options in creating.
- Learn how to use watercolours more effectively in my travel and urban sketching. Given that my intentions from next year onwards I’ll be doing more travelling I would like to sketch what I see (and get back to why I originally got into art), and post them on here on my blog as well as my Facebook Artist Page and Instagram.
- Focus on a couple of projects a term in acrylics.
- Each term to do a few workshops here and there.
Sad to Say Good-bye
Having had such a creative year has woken me up, metaphorically speaking. I feel so much more alive and happy that I have found my “thing”. But adding to that, meeting wonderful arty, creative and inspiring people, like Sarah, Hilary, Monique and Vicky, and more recently Margaret and Stephanie. It makes a huge difference being in a class with such supportive, fun and lively people. I feel blessed and grateful to have met this arty crew, for the teachers I have had, the classes I have done throughout the year.
But next year we wont all be together. I suppose that’s what a journey is all about, ….exploring and discovering and going on your own path of more discoveries and artventures.