I’ve taken up the hobby of watercolor in January 2017. If you’ve known me, you know I have always had a level of artistic ability and interests. In my youth I did ceramics and photography. Played with sketching and sculpture some as well. I had some foundation in basic art principals. But as I had to become an adult, I made little time for hobbies. That was re-enforced with my personality type that wanted perfection and control. I wouldn’t let myself ‘go’ to art, specifically mediums I couldn’t control. But watercolor has always been my favorite form of painting and I have ‘always wanted to do it’. I stood on the outside looking in to art.
I feel that beginning this has been honestly part of my spiritual growth! God has taken me on this journey of self awareness, trust in him and letting go of control, as well as relaxing in terms of being ‘black and white’ in my approach to life. I am finally at a place in life where I can do this – it is both a result of becoming who God has planned for me and part of my ongoing journey to becoming who he wants me to be. I of course have brought my ‘all or nothing’ personality to this and jumped all in, and so the big splash. But I see this as letting creativity flow in yet another way, a way I can’t control as much. It’s part of my journey…
Here is a gallery of my paintings, good and bad. (most recent first)