Having a creative brain can often be incredibly frustrating. I have big dreams and tons of ideas running through my brain at all times. Literally, at all times! I sit at my desk and find it hard to focus during the day because my brain is wanting to create. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about chair placement for a clients living room or a wall color that I am just craving for! So, what I like to do to relieve my creative brain is paint or sketch
Yep, something else to do, but I love it and I find it to be a calming release for me. Painting really is my therapy. I don’t even have to have wine while I paint. LOL I just like to sit and smear lots of colors together. Sometimes it turns out pretty decent and sometimes I just say “what the heck is that supposed to be?” Either way, I can always calm my nerves and my brain gets a release when I paint or sketch. I am hoping to start a new line of paintings. Lots of people like my little love birds and have requested a way to purchase them. I hope to eventually recreate some of my paintings that you will be able to purchase for your own space. Recently I was asked to paint an angel. That will be new for me, but this brain of mine already has the vision I just need to grab my brushes and find a quiet spot.
I think another reason why I am liking this blog thing is because I enjoy writing. I have always wanted to write. When I was a little girl I kept a diary and I bet I wrote in that thing every night some sort of drama, especially during my teen years. I recently found my diary when we moved. I sat down and read through some of it and thought to myself oh the things I used to stress about as a kid. Boys, parents, friends, losing my beloved pets and I even found some early drawings. I used to love to draw horses when I was a teenager, but as an adult finding the time to draw has been few and far between. You know how life just seems to happen and after college, marriage and children I have found it very difficult to find the time to write, sketch, and paint. Geezzz, no wonder my brain stays so stressed. I have so many irons in the fire. I have a day job that pays me, a family to care for, civic responsibilities, and my hobby that I am trying to switch into a money making business. My sister and I have rental property that we manage and my father is in poor health. I am spread pretty thin, but somehow I manage to get it all taken care of by remembering to just take one day at a time.
So now, with all that being said, I am forcing myself to find at least one hour a day to work on my business. I want to use this creative brain to not only make things pretty but to serve others. I want to serve the people that follow my social media outlets and people in my community that ask me things like “how do I make a wreath?” or “what color should I paint my dining room walls?” I love teaching and helping others. I hope that this blog will serve as an outlet for me to do just that, teach and inspire and help distress my creative brain. LOL I can’t promise you everything, but I can give you a little bit of something I hope you can take and use in your life or in your home.
Love, blessings and be creative! – B