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Trying to rediscover me.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

There was a time a long long time ago that I saw myself as an artist. I have always liked to draw and am fairly good at certain types of pieces.

This week I pulled out my pad of paper and good drawing pencils. I rediscovered a little of my abilities, the things that I did you can tell what they are, even though I don't think they're perfect yet. I'll have to keep on honing my skills and perhaps one day I'll be able to present them to the world and maybe even make a dollar or two off them.

The last couple of days I started carrying my newer camera with me and I'll probably bring it with tomorrow when my mom and I go out wandering in the world. I'm taking random pictures of things that I find fascinating. It can be anything from the changing trees (gotta love fall, a pink tree?) to the last caterpillars to the train that sits there (I caught a passing train too) to the GeoCaches that hide among the normal every day views.

Obviously my mind is still scattered, but one day I'll figure out what my "thing" is. I'll have to look into places I can display my art so that the greater world can see it and possibly appreciate it.

I'm just glad I'm not longer just "mom" and "wife", but going back to where I was that attracted the people who surround me. Maybe one day I'll share some of my artwork to you too. I like how you guys are so honest with me and I know you'll give me the best feedback for the things I post. emoticon

Today's Holidays: Walk to School Day, Fire Prevention Day, Emergency Nurses Day, Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day and Moldy Cheese Day.

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BRENDA_G50 10/10/2013 9:50AM

    emoticon I'm looking forward to seeing some of your finished pieces. emoticon on FINALLY taking the time to rediscover yourself and enjoying your passion in life again. Yes, being a good mother and wife are important, but so is being able to express yourself in other forms. emoticon

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KAREN608 10/9/2013 8:04PM

    I like art and doodle a lot.... I have ideas of things to do with it but so far nothing but practicing for someday. It is fun and glad you got your pencils out!!
You know we are the first to encourage you in everything.
It is interesting how women can lose themselves in Motherhood etc.
Finally at some point we find time for ourselves again, and it is so important.

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FRAN0426 10/9/2013 5:47PM

    Wonder how many brought their teddy bear to work today, and got strange looks from their co-workers? Thinking nobody.
Glad you are finding some time to get back into painting, everyone one needs a outlet that makes them fell good----keep up with the painting and some day will look forward to seeing some of your work on SparkPeople.

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BEBOP4ME 10/9/2013 3:47PM

    Good for you! One thing I have discovered this year on Sparkpeople is to make time for ME. As a Mom, it is too easy to put yourself last!

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TRUCKERSMRS 10/9/2013 3:19PM

    I love art in varying forms, from photographic to oils and all in between. However, I am absolutely no good at drawing. I've only just started to use a digital camera!

I am in awe of you and would love to see some of your pictures when you are ready.


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HAPPYMENOW58 10/9/2013 1:44PM

    Good for you! Have fun!

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CODYG123 10/9/2013 1:31PM

    Good plan! Exploration and discovery keeps us moving forward. Be creative for you and don't worry about the rest of us, we're going to love you anyways.

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1MANKNEY 10/9/2013 12:51PM

    Do it for yourself. If it gives you pleasure, do it! Great that you have the talent and now the time to use and enjoy it.

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BATCHICK 10/9/2013 12:39PM

    Just put a teddy bear on my desk! LOL.

But seriously, i'm so proud of you for taking the time to rediscover yourself. We give others so much time and attention and we forget to take care of and nurture our own growth. I can't wait to see the fruits of your creative endeavors!

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