Long time no see. Many things have changed since the last time I was really active on here. I have been lurking for awhile but not posting much.
I graduated with my BFA from the Academy of Art University a little over a year ago and pretty much stopped making art. I was burnt out from 7 years of art school. At the beginning of the year I started doing little 3x5 card sketches that were fun to do just to keep me fresh. When I get around to scanning them I will upload some o my favorites.
It wasnt until recently that I really picked up a brush again. I am happy to report that I still know how to paint. Insecurity plagues every artist, I thought I had lost my talent. I had no motivation, full of inspiration but not motivation. I was afraid of failing, that once I put paint to canvas that what I did would not look how I imagined it. I was wrong. I still do know how to paint and I am actually pretty good at it
I have completed 2 commissions in the last month, with 2 more to do and 2 of my watercolor paintings won awards in a local art show. All good things. Art is what I am meant to do.
Another HUGE change in my life is I had a baby!
Meet Theodore James! My adorable little amazing 3 month old! I love him so much! He brings so much joy into my life! The ultimate form of creation, creating and bringing life into the world.
He takes up quite a bit of time in my day but I have found a few precious minutes to paint when he is napping and when Daddy comes home.
Another huge change on the horizon is that we are moving! After living in California for 4 years we are moving to Colorado! It is exciting & terrifying at the same time. I am most afraid of the snow as I have never lived in the snow before. I am most excited for our new house.
Life is good.
I am most active on Instagram (instagram.com/heartmelinda
) right now but I will try to update here more often.
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