Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Beginning

I'm not much of a Blogger so we will see where this will go....

I enjoy making things and I love spending time with my kids.  At times though, I find that it is hard to merge the two of those things together.  When I get in the "zone" that is my happy place and I can spend hours upon hours creating, being messy, relaxing and thinking.  Once I am in the "zone" I don't like to come out of it, nor do I like to clean up until I am done.  So, enjoying my zone time and attending to a 5 and 3 year old can be a little bit tricky.  BUT I am trying to share my beloved art supplies, trying to learn patience to teach, trying to stand back and refrain from interfering with their creations, and trying to breath and just enjoy the sheer beauty of seeing everything new again through the eyes of my wonderful children.  I am a young woman, art is fairly new to me so I'm still in the "new faze" myself, but my children have more enthusiasm, care-freeness, an eagerness to learn and find beauty in the simplest things- that is what I hope to bottle up and cherish forever.  I would kick myself everyday if I did not take the time and attempt to merge 2 of my most favorite things.

So here are our attempts at making whatever our hearts desire- we will be making new things, exploring the world around us, cooking, building, laughing, and creating.  My attempt will be to record it and try my best to take pictures to share with you, before I forget it.

We live in a tiny house that quickly gets disheveled and cluttered and depressing.  It is my desire to slowly transform my home into the quirky, fun, cozy, warm, unique, creative image that I hold in my mind.  I plan to share those changes and attempts with you as they unfold.

I hope you enjoy what you see here.  I hope you will laugh and learn and hopefully be motivated to make something of your own.  Art is an expression of yourself, there is no wrong way to do it, you just have to try!  There is beauty in everything, you only need to look for it.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Hey Katie! Guess what- i'm starting a blog too, although to be honest It's a bit against my will. These days you can't be a freelance writer without a blog, so I've given in... can't wait to read yours though!

Speckled Kat said...

Yay Laura! I look forward to following your blog. I was going to tell you I wanted to read your short stories :)

Marlan said...

love it so look forward to following the children and you. love you

Jessica said...

cool sis

Jessica said...

wow i wish you could do this