Yesterday I had the urge to paint. I finally gathered most of the art supplies from my parent’s house and constructed my easel, reorganized my set of acrylic paints, and washed brushes.
After all that preparation, I sat there thinking to myself, I don’t do anything with my hands. I never make anything anymore.
When I was a little kid, we had an art center in my basement which filled my afternoons with endless sketching, painting, gluing, and ripping. In high school I did ceramics and loved it. But in college and now in the working world, the most I do with my hands is type on my laptop (for almost 8 hours a day: OY!) and cook. This had to change.
So, I took my little 12×12 canvas and whipped out an amateur interpretation of winter trees. I’m definitely out of practice, but hopefully more pieces will come.
Any fun artistic things you all do in your free time? I’d love to hear ideas.