I’m no artist. I grew up believing that I wasn’t the creative one in the family, primarily because I couldn’t DRAW. I dreaded Art class in grade school because of my lack of drawing skills. This stopped me from exploring other forms of visual arts and instead, led me to pursue music (piano lessons, singing lessons, choir memberships) and some theater.
I’ve really been wanting to paint for quite some time now but because I couldn’t draw, I never thought I could paint. Until I did!
My desire to constantly CREATE something to keep me inspired (and to color my journey!) has pushed me to dabble in painting. This is what I know about painting so far:
1) You don’t need to be good at drawing in order to paint.
2) Mixing colors is AWESOME.
3) It’s generally relaxing, but can become frustrating when you couldn’t seem to achieve the look that you had in mind.
4) It’s never too late to learn it.
I like playing around with colors, and I love painting flowers and wine/cocktail glasses. They’re far from perfect, but I’m glad I was able to add something to my list of creative activities.
Really, looking back to when I was a kid, I never thought I’d ever finish one painting. It’s amazing how I’m still discovering things about myself in my late 20s.
I encourage everyone to tap into their inner creativity, because I’m a hundred percent sure it’s just there, waiting for you to let it out! Also, if you think you want to try something or anything out, JUST DO IT, because you just might surprise yourself!
Ever thought you couldn’t do a particular creative activity until you discovered that you can actually do it?