Saturday, 10 November 2012

Keeping me honest

What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to be when you leave school? What have you always wanted to be?

Same question when you're a kid, when you finish high school and when you're having that mid life crisis when you realise that time is limited and you're dissatisfied or unfulfilled or  that dream has never come to fruition.

"I want to be an Artist!" that was always my answer in my head. 

I gave up work 6 months ago.  "It's MY time" I said. "I'm going to be an artist before my time runs out. I have a dedicated art room, paints, pens, paper, canvasses, you  name it."
Well guess how much art I've done  -  ZERO!!!

I could blame my non-production on a whole range of things  but they would all be a cop out. Because this is what I've always wanted to do - stay home and paint!

So this is my plan. Not a particularly creative or imaginative plan, but a plan none the less, to get me drawing and painting.

Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (drum roll)

My A to Z of Painting. 
Each week I am going to work my way through the alphabet and draw or paint or whatever, something starting with the letter of the week. 26 weeks from now I will have covered every letter and hopefully honed my skills, re-discovered my creativeness and love of art.

I know I could do this within the privacy of my art room, but I am the biggest procrastinator so this blog is my record of my commitment. It's my way of keeping me honest and to get over my fears of not being good enough/not knowing what to paint/not having enough time etc etc.

And so it begins .............. see you next week.


  1. Brilliant idea for a blog Leanne, and I am really looking forward to following your 'creative crusade', and don't worry, Hope and I will def keep you honest!

  2. This is a great idea - I love what you have done so far, it seems to have got the creative juices flowing.