Back in high school I took part in fine art classes which allowed me to dabble in many things. Most of my created items and their photos were lost over the years but I have some of the objects still around me today.
With university, a job, and then kids I had less time, and later less room, to practice art. That said while pregnant with my first I pictured a canvas spread showcasing books we’d read together. With my second I decided to immortalize our favorite song A you’re adorable (originally heard through Sharon, Lois, & Bram) with a more educational canvas.
Although I didn’t spend as much time doing art over those subsequent years I have found the odd time to justify using art in others way. Before kids this including crocheting and spending time on personalized special occasion cards. The crocheting continued with kids and then morphed into fabric arts once I bought myself a sewing machine. Art also came up in other simpler ways like when I made our ice packs a bit more special.
When I started sewing I found I loved combining art with my fabric creations whether it was for a quilt, quiet book, jewelry, clothing, or later face masks.
That said over the years I did find time to go back to the more traditional canvases so, pre-kids, I could play with mixed media (acrylic medium, shells, quinoa, and tea), highlight family events, customize signs for holidays, or just because.
I love how art is always there throughout the years waiting for me to pull it out to add to projects big or small. I wanted to put them all in one place and hadn’t realized just how much I had made until it was all here.
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