First I learned how to paint flowers; then I learned the basics for painting birds. Combined, they resulted in something with which I am so happy that I signed it.
Those tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest have helped me grow as an artist, but they also caused me to fall into the comparison trap.
accident. The tip of the pencil broke off while you were using it? An inconvenience, for sure. Need to fetch clean water to dip your brush in? I’m so lazy.
If you’ve chosen to take up a hobby and feel pathetic with your attempts, remember we are like babies when we start out.
No year is without its opportunities to grieve and sympathize. Playing with color has shown me that we should not feel guilty for finding joy.
While I did not make any resolutions this year, I did choose activities and pastimes to focus on. Previous years have seen me dedicated to writing, rewriting and editing the same story. While none of this work was a waste—the practice helped my writing style to improve—it left little room for other hobbies. In 2022 … Continue reading 3 Hobbies I’m Learning In 2022
If I had to pick a word to savor in 2022, it would be slow. Does that sound odd to you? By slow I mean to pause and hear the silence—to stop measuring my life by what I have not done yet and what I mean to do—to read a book without caring about the … Continue reading My Resolution For 2022
House After Rain, Mariella Hunt