As children we all start off being artists.
We take delight in unraveling the mysteries of the world. We allow our imaginations to take us to unknown places. Maybe we made mud sculptures, enjoyed finger painting in a bathtub, made up songs we sang at the top of our lungs. Some of us colored inside the lines. Some of us shaded colors to create new ones.
Unfortunately most people leave childhood art behind as they grow up. Some rediscover it as parents as we guide our own children throughout the same pleasurable activities. Fortunately I discovered a hidden artistic talent and a passion for beading later in life. It started off as a hobby and I made jewelry to wear, then gift and eventually to sell. How fortunate once again when my daughter joined me in this endeavor. Our jewelry tells our stories and is an opportunity to express and interpret the world around us.
I do many types of holiday and craft shows and am amazed at the level and creativity expressed by so many people and different ages. Some clearly studied art, metal sculpting, fine arts, silver smithing and then there are the self taught crafters, knitters, wreath makers, soap makers and I could go on and on. I so love being a part of this crafting community. Given I am very social, I get to know many fellow vendors and the crowning moment is when a fellow artist purchases from me.
I truly believe we all have artistic talent. Perhaps it is a hobby, maybe you don’t choose to express it publicly, but it is there, within you. If you choose to leave a comment, please share how you express your creativity.
Wishing all a very happy, healthy holiday season.