Hello there

cropped-icon1.jpgHi gang!

I just wanted to take this ‘first post’ to say hello to the wider world of WordPress.

I’ve been on the site a while now, but the revelation that I’m not fulfilling my potential as an artist anymore hit home recently. I don’t know if I can really explain what I mean by this, but I’ll try. I felt like my brain was really all over the place and I lacked any real feeling of focus or dedication to anything that I was doing. I was dabbling into so many different creative outlets – photography, drawing (so many different things), writing, reading, reviewing – and everything honestly felt on top of me and I was beginning to get so super stressed out about things that I couldn’t concentrate or enjoy any of them properly. So I sat down with myself and had a bit of a heart to heart.

If I am going to be able to survive being a mother and having my own voice, I really had to cut out a lot of what I was doing; or at least trying to do and really bring my attention back to something that I enjoyed doing the most. And for me, I have had the most fun drawing abstact, doodle style art. It’s something that I can pick up at the drop of a hat and spend limited time doing, while still producing artwork and being creative.

Ultimately, my goal is to be able to show my son my artwork when he is older and he can enjoy it too! He can look for the ‘funny little animals’ and laugh at the ‘fried eggs and wiggly worms’ and make silly noises at the ‘aliens’
I know that in itself, might be something of a selfish goal, but if that can spread beyond me and my family, then that’s all the better! I just want to bring a few smiles to faces.

But for now, it’s just one step at a time and getting back into the swing of things.

A big thank you for those that have followed me here already, it means the world to me!
I have scheduled a few ‘Daily Doodles’ in already, so hopefully, I’ll be able to keep them going as I do them.

I’m also aiming to share doodles that will also be a bit more refined, do some backgrounds and generally just share things as I create them – while making some amazing connections here on WordPress.

Much Love
Jenn

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3 thoughts on “Hello there”

  1. First off, welcome! As a fellow mother and artist, I can attest to the stress that is involved when you try to do TOO MUCH artistically. Just because we CAN do, doesn’t mean we SHOULD. I have dabbled in many different outlets such as painting, writing, poetry, drawing, calligraphy, photography and other little things here and there, but like you, I have found I am most happy when I am doodling abstract or Mandalas. It is difficult to draw every day, but I try to draw on my lunch break or after the babies have gone down for the night. Keep up the good work, looking at your artwork makes me happy. Check out youtube videos as well, Lots of inspiration.

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    1. Thanks so much for this comment, it really made my day when I read it. It’s nice to know that other people have been In the same situation and be able to come out the other side of it. It’s really encouraging.
      I’m trying my best to do something every day. Even if it’s just a quick doodle to share.
      Again, thank you for commenting.

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