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Trying new things… (Contest)
Friday, October 21st, 2022

UPDATE: The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Amy Fendley!

So, first—that’s a horribly unflattering picture. 🙂

Had to get that out of the way. We dressed for messy fun, and it was cold outside, so…layers!

What is this? A big painty mess! The local art guild that I’m a part of held an acrylic paint pour. Most of us had never tried it. Mine turned out an awful mess, but I had a blast and learned something new.

When I first started writing and publishing, I tried all kinds of genres. Over time, I’ve found my groove, but I had to experiment a lot. Now, that I’m there, I’m just a little bored with the entire process.

Thank goodness for art! I’m obsessed learning new media, playing with color, making messes… All of it is a learning journey. Is paint pouring for me? Probably not, but it did teach me how fluid acrylic paint can act, and I have some ideas for “mini-pours” that might be something I could work into collaging or pendants… See? My mind won’t stop. And that’s a good thing.

Anything that keeps us excited and engaged is good—especially as we grow older. It really does keep us young.

So, my question to you is, do you have anything new you’re trying or want to try? Have you taken steps to DO IT?
Comment below for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

13 comments to “Trying new things… (Contest)”

  1. miki
    · October 21st, 2022 at 12:11 pm · Link

    knitting..i would love to learn or crochet but no time at the moment

  2. Eileen Airey
    · October 21st, 2022 at 12:41 pm · Link

    I would like to stop or at least reduce my tendency to procrastinate. I have started to make to do lists with deadlines next to each thing.

  3. Colleen C.
    · October 21st, 2022 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I am planning on trying to make danishes.

  4. bn100
    · October 21st, 2022 at 1:51 pm · Link

    quilting looks fun

  5. Amy D Fendley
    · October 21st, 2022 at 1:55 pm · Link

    I have found a couple of patterns (sewing) that I want to try. I do crochet but would love to learn how to knit.


  6. flchen1
    · October 21st, 2022 at 3:47 pm · Link

    Still attempting to learn new steps in ballet, LOL! And like Eileen, have a lot to learn in terms of organization and time management… going back to lists sounds like a smart plan…

  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · October 21st, 2022 at 8:22 pm · Link

    I am obsessed with trying to grow herbs for my kitchen. I’ve been only mildly successful over the years. I planted some garlic this week and now I wait. 9 months. I am going to start planning what other herbs I want. Eventually, I’ll find stuff I can grow successfully.

  8. Mary Preston
    · October 21st, 2022 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Paint pouring sounds like fun.

    I’m doing more gardening right now. Not a fan, but the flowers and veg are thriving.

  9. Debra Guyette
    · October 22nd, 2022 at 5:44 am · Link

    I just recently tried making thing with resin. I have a bit to learn.

  10. Beverly Blank
    · October 22nd, 2022 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I’d like to try my hand at some painting….but haven’t yet. Next time my grandkids sit & paint, I’m going to join in.

  11. ButtonsMom2003
    · October 24th, 2022 at 5:58 pm · Link

    I haven’t really tried anything new for quite a while. Reading is still my main hobby.

  12. Delilah
    · October 31st, 2022 at 8:03 am · Link

    I loved reading your responses. You know, if you’re thinking you can’t start something new at a certain point in life, I didn’t start painting by picking up a brush. I started crafting with dominoes and coloring in adult color books. I only gained the confidence to use a brush a few years ago.
    And I’m NOT wonderful. My art guild is filled with professional artists. Some of them pat me on the head and smile, but inside, I know they’re sniffing. I don’t care. There’s joy in creating.

  13. Delilah
    · October 31st, 2022 at 8:04 am · Link

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Amy Fendley!

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