I’m not sure there’s ground under the next step I’m taking.
I’ve had a web site for ten years or so now, and my identity has always been that of watercolour artist. I started the site to promote my art, my first blog was all about the art, and yet since my children were born, it’s been hard to keep painting. Fear of becoming one of those people who “used to paint” drove me on.
Nearly five years ago I started scrapbooking and discovered a way to be creative every single day. I absolutely love paper crafting because of the beautiful products and myriad techniques and this year especially I’ve had such a sense of rightness about what I’m doing, trusting my inner voice and letting it come out in paper craft.
Not painting has just made me feel guilty. I’m creative every day, but I’m not painting. I’m loving what I am doing, but I can’t truthfully call myself a watercolour artist first and foremost.
So I’m not going to anymore. I am an artist. That’s the same. What that art will look like? Depends on the day.
I’ll be making some changes to the blog, to my Facebook fan page and my general web presence. I think it will make my life less complicated, which is a good thing. I hope you’ll all stick with me, even those of you who signed up because of my paintings. Creativity is fluid and I want to flow with it.
Have you had a similar awakening in your life? I’d love to hear about it!