Understand that "this creative journey" is fairly new to me. I am approaching my 1 year anniversary. I have always dabbled in crafty things my entire adult life. Yet it was on my 58th birthday that I knew I wanted to let my creative spirit out to play and pursue it with everything in me, my motto became "If not now, when?" Thus my journey began. (see my first blog post) I had no compass and did not know what to do until I saw Kelley Rae Roberts artwork. I can not clearly express the without a doubt certainty I knew I was on the right path. I was inspired and continue to be inspired by her and her art.
The first time I drew this picture was in August 2011.
I had been having little whispers to draw and kept resisting. Finally I gave in, sat down to draw, low and behold she appeared. I was absolutely floored and elated that I could do it! It was at that moment it was affirmed that I was on the right path.
In September 2011 came the second drawing.
I started to see progress and the excitement remained with me.
In November 2011 came 2 more. I know these drawings are not perfect.
What they brought to me was the exclamation mark to my belief. I can draw!
If you want to my other artwork that are on the right side bar of my blog. http://www.asmilemaker.com/
I have been patiently searching, knowing I would find, someone who could teach me to draw. My husband, John, had given me a gift certificate to for 2 trial lessons at this art class. Last night was my first lesson. It's often said, "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear". I know this student is ready and I believe I have found my teacher. The sweet part is she is only 15 minutes from my house.
I look back at my life and the things I've done and I realize that I am officially a Late Bloomer. Letting my creative spirit out play is without exception.
Raise your hand and tell me your story if you are a Late Bloomer, too!