When I was young, there were moments when I wanted to be a nurse, a teacher, a nun. But underlying all that was a love of art. Really, I’ve always wanted to be an artist.
I was so jealous of the art stars in our grade school class. Oh how I wanted to be able to make art like they could.
But I persevered, encouraged by my mom, who gave me my first art studio in the upstairs attic, and my Nanty Kay, who took me to art classes that I never would have been exposed to if not for her. I’ve had my ups and downs through the years, with some of those tough periods preventing me from moving forward in life, and certainly in art. Threaded through those times, though, I’ve taken art classes. And when I couldn’t make art, I devoured art books and magazines.
Fear for too long kept me from showing, sharing and selling my art. About two years ago a shift occurred. Through practice and resolve and a few great teachers, my art became stronger. I became stronger.
So here I am at 67, beginning an art business! Releasing a website out into the world. A blog? Here it comes.
Maybe this is where my story overlaps with yours.
Maybe you’re a mom who finds personal time hard to come by. But you have a dream. And that dream isn’t letting you go.
Or you’re a grandma who’s set aside your own goals while taking care of everyone around you. Your grandchildren are growing older. Where do you fit now?
Maybe you’ve had health problems and are just starting to feel better. But for so long, you’ve stopped making art. And you don’t believe you can now. (Oh, I’ve been there.)
Do you relate?
C.S. Lewis wrote “You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.”
That quote has become my mantra.
Maybe now is the time, right? To set a new goal? To dream a new dream?
Saving the best for NOW, no matter where you’re at in life.
Let’s take this dream ride together.