Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Well DANG - I have a blog!

Hello,

Well, I thought about starting a blog for some time now and finally -- here it is. :)

Why my desire to start a blog? Well, I have a lot of friends who have expressed interest in my paintings, drawings, quilts, and other creative endeavors and this would be a way to show them samples of my work. Also, I have Etsy and ArtFire shops that I haven't done much with and maybe this will help motivate me to get up off my butt and do something with them!

You know, I've been creative for as long as I can remember. One of my first projects were the 'cookies' I made when I was about 4.  I made them out of mushed up pound cake and milk with an M&M stuck on top.  My Dad would always buy one from me for a nickel...funny, I never saw him actually eat one of them. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if I even ate any - LOL!  :)

My creative projects are such important parts of my life, yet they're also the things I have to push myself to do. More 'important' things always manage to take center stage and anything creative gets put on the back burner. Of course, the messages I received early in my life is that there are much more important things -- like paying the bills, doing laundry, keeping food on the table...  Anything creative came last -- you couldn't make a living doing art, right?

I wanted to major in art when I went to college but thought I should do something more practical (like Speech Communications with almost-minors in Business and Psychology.)  To this day I wonder where I would be if I had followed my dream...

Those early messages are pretty powerful, huh? But here I am, still wanting and NEEDING to do art. I swear, it's the only thing that keeps me sane!

Anyway, here I am. And this is my blog... welcome. :)

~Heather

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