Swear to God. I honestly thought I’d never make it to 21. I was that kind of kid. So, every year past that has been a gift. I’ve lived my life to the fullest, traveled, loved. In my 40s, I was fine with aging, because again, I didn’t expect to make it that far. Now, I’m 62. Today. I have come to a reckoning with my age and my expectations. I still have many things I want to accomplish. Now’s the time.
To, again, live my life to the fullest.
To do those things I’ve been promising myself I’d do.
Like learn to paint. Part of me has always wanted to, but my mother was a real artist. Her friends, too. I crafted because I can work my way through a stepped process and produce pretty things. Still, I held back.
This year, I decided to go for it. Learn. Practice. I may never be great at it, but that’s okay with me. Another check on the bucket list.
So, I’ve been experimenting with mediums: watercolor, pastels, and now acrylics. This is my third effort with acrylics, and I know I don’t know a thing about composition, still can’t draw anything that doesn’t look like a stick figure, but I can make something that makes me smile.
Here’s my challenge to you.
Go for it! Whatever it is.
You totally underestimate your talent. I love most of the stuff you’ve been posting here and on the Emerald Casket site.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday. We are closer in age than I realized; I thought I was several years older than you are. I will be Medicare eligible in September!
Everyday is a blessing, especially since I’ve been cancer free for 10 years now. Now, if I could just get my weight under control. 🙂
A very Happy Birthday! Love you checking things off your bucket list! Inspires me to maybe create one, though I don’t have a clue what I would put on it. I envy those that know what they want to be, or do, when they grow up. I am still working on it. Maybe, not that I am officially ‘retired’ I can get there. 😀
I hope you had a wonderful B-day!… beautiful painting! 🙂
Hope you had an awesome birthday! You art inspired me to make more. Painting rocks, sketching, water color pencils, and acrylics today. I have been following the Woman Unleashed Retreat on Facebook, they have had some fun project ideas 🙂
Thanks, ladies! I like that I might have inspired some of you to be creative, too! It’s all in the little things, I think. Repainting an old table or hutch an eye-popping color, arranging flowers in a vase. Making things prettier or better are good for the soul.