Whoopsies..... so this is a post I made back in May and I guess never actually posted it. Go figure, I'm terrible with technology. Mostly because I am too lazy/impatient to figure out how to use it a lot of the time. I think this post was like when you type a text message and then you forget to hit send....
Anywho, I posted most of these on Instagram or on Facebook one (but remember this is from 2 months ago). I have been art journaling a lot more lately. I realized (last fall) that since I've been teaching I stopped making art for myself or just for fun- like I used to. I love being a teacher- I think it was a calling for me, however, I could forever be a student. I love learning and being exposed to new things/techniques and working on projects. It is usually super easy for me to come up with projects and ideas in my classroom or for others but when it comes to myself thats another thing. I guess its not so much that the ideas don't come, but it is myself discipline. Discipline for an artist is so hard (for anyone really). Being an elementary school teacher here in Atlanta is making me become a discipline master in the classroom (essential for classroom management) however, by the time I get home all that energy it takes to be so disciplined (even for myself as the teacher) it is used up. (excuses, excuses!!!) I love art- it was my 1st love :) and I literally live, breath, eat, sleep, art, so when I get home I just wanna zone out sometimes and step away from art and art making. In doing this though, I felt like I was losing my love. What I love most about my job is that I am doing something for others and I am getting to share my passion with so many in doing so and I make a living at it. But after all the paper work and time and energy spent on others anything can begin to seem like just a job. So I am desperately trying to get my love for art making for myself back into my daily routine. I feel like this was a really long rant- soo I'll stop now- and update with new art journals later!
P.S.: I am getting myself set up for an online art store! :) trying to figure out all the details now.
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