Step 1: Practice

A few weeks back I started practicing with watercolor again and made this little design simply for the fun of it. Because, why not? Damn, it felt good! I now have three kids, but before my 2 littlest were born, I would draw and paint almost every day while my oldest was at school. I had a little Etsy shop and even sold a few prints. Ah, those were the days! 😉  Watercolor was my favorite medium at the time and I had 6 hours to fit it in somewhere…. not too hard.

These days creating time for artistic moments needs to be a lot more intentional or it just doesn’t happen. I’m hoping to get back to it now that the school year has started… starting with baby steps.  If I don’t make something one day – it’s okay!  In the past I’d start beating myself up about it and the whole idea would eventually become stressful. (Am I the only one who does this?) I struggle with the balance of needing discipline to strengthen my skills and learning how to not be so hard on myself.  I am learning that – however slowly. :)

Anyway, just happy that I’ve decided to have some fun and start practicing again. No pressure, right?

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut



  1. brianne says:

    this is a lovely design! and i like that quote you shared at the end; “make your soul grow” – this is so important to do! glad you took the time.

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