A new era
I am beginning this new era of the artist within at 60 years old. There is joy in everything I paint and in everything I learn. I am still hungry to learn more.
Find a way the artist within you will thank you with amazing things if you feed it and allow it to thrive.
You are never too old to begin
The desire to be an artist for me began a long time ago, no matter how chaotic and busy life was, I always made time to learn art skills. It was an endless hunger I had to feed.
There were many times where I only made things for the bin, but I refused to give up.
Life was busy and I managed to find time to squeeze in learning and making art consistently throughout my life.
Unfortunately, the skill was very slow in coming. When you are hungry for it there is an impatience that settles in and you always wonder if you will ever get there.
One thing always stayed steady no matter how challenging life was and that was my desire to learn and my passion to keep going.
I was not always the artist I am now.
All those years plucking away at learning and practicing have brought me to where I am right now.
You’ve heard that to be good at something you have to put in your 10,000 hours.
Well back then it seemed like I would never get there. That was an incredible amount of time to put into something. Back then I saw it as more of a task I guess because I wanted it so bad and it was so slow in developing.
Now I see it as a joy, it’s my therapy, my passion and my pleasure to show up for my art. I have put in my 10,000 hours and then some. If you are wondering how I did that….well I just kept showing up for my art.
Looking back I realize that simply showing up, engaging my creative self and feeding it what it needed to thrive over and over and over was my 10,000 hours
If you have a passion, start today
I belong to many groups online and often see people my age group or older feeling like it’s too late to begin. As long as you are still breathing it’s never too late!
If it burns inside if it’s calling you then honor it and start today.
My children are all grown, I left my old life and am much happier and less stressed and all of those hours spent learning have all come together to and I am enjoying being the artist I have longed to be all my life.
I am excited to show up for my art
Every day that goes I am excited to get to my art. I am still learning and feeding that hunger inside, but I now have the time and excitement to honor that gift I have spent my whole life nurturing.
I highly recommend you treat yourself and also begin.
It is the greatest feeling to know the artist within and escape together to wonderful places of color and creativity.