About two weekends ago I made a trip to Michaels to purchase calligraphy supplies because I was dead set on learning that skill in 2016. I also wanted to eventually start painting on my own outside of the paint and sip classes I would take with friends since I enjoyed it and would walk away with some decent paintings at the end. So let me tell you what happened; yes I bought some calligraphy pens but mainly ended up purchasing quite a bit of painting supplies. I couldn’t help; it most of the painting supplies were on sale so I took it as a sign that this was the time for me to start painting at home.
Excited with my purchases I couldn’t wait to embrace some creativity that night but instead of using the calligraphy or painting supplies that I purchased earlier, I ended up attempting to use pastels I have had for about ten years that had barely been used. I always admired pastels because they are such a beautiful medium but at the same time they are quite difficult to use and require a lot of talent. I decided to go for it and draw the one thing that I know I am very good at: a cupcake.
Honestly I was very happy with how it turned out. I never expected it to turn out as great as it did, mainly because most of the times I attempted to use pastels before did not end very well. My 2016 goal of embracing my creativity and making the effort to do more creative activities in my free time has gone quite well if I may say. I know I know it’s only January, but I’ve managed to do quite a lot. I will continue to embrace creativity throughout the year and so long as I am pleased with my pieces of art, I will continue to share them with you on the blog as well as encourage you to try embracing your creative side. You never know how great something will turn out and maybe you can find some hidden talent. Like for instance I found that I can draw a mean cupcake with pastels, who knew?! Let me tell you, I wouldn’t have known until I spontaneously decided to attempt it. I find that hidden gems are discovered when spontaneity and creativity are combined. Let me know if you have tried any new artsy things recently in the comments!