Hello my artsy friends. Im trying very hard to get creative again. As I explained in a post I wrote in the whimsical forum. I went to the University of Ky. where I received my BA in Interior Design. I love what I did. School was hard. I worked Three jobs and went full time. Had to extend my degree to 5 years. But, I really enjoyed school. I didnt really party and do those college experience things. But it was ok. I spent a lot of time drawing for class etc.
Our program was in the college of Architecture, so we were very hardline. Not a lot of sketching. I had a small art scholarship, so that was my background. We did a ton of floor plans, elevations, and perspective drawing (thank goodness I had 2 years of architecture in high school, or I would have been in a lot of trouble!). I enjoyed it tremendously. But we never took any drawing classes. Never focused any time on scetching and somewhere along the way I lost my ablility to free line. I used to do whimsical art, landscapes pen and ink, animals, birds, butterflies, etc. None of it comes as easy anymore, it really bothers me!
I do a lot of crafts, or at least I have. I collect papers andscrapbook paper like all the trees are going to go aways soon and no more paper. I love colored pencils, markers, paints etc. the most crafts that I do are things for the home. I tend to use the papers to frame artwork etc as opposed to actually scrapbooking. I just want to get back to being artsy. I look at millions of things online, especially pinterest, that I love and want to do those things but cant seem to get to it. Ive drawn window treatments, my speciallty for years but can no longer seem to draw a cute dog, or somehthing simple. That is why I am here. I thougnt this looked like a great site to open me up. I always say, I can do that, and now its like then why dont you!!!!! Now we have moved and I have no more creative friends either. I think this has been really hard as well, it was very nice to ck in with friends who were working on various projects, and to have friends to work on things with. Ive never been someone who liked to do things alone. I do bounce things off my husband and he tries but he hasnt a creative bone in his body. So I try to get it going on on my own and its just not happening. That is why, when I found this site I thought it would perfect to have other people with the same interests as myself. I hope it works out as I had planned!
So that is just a few thoughts about why I am here.