This sweet little winter wreath… even though I’ve been teaching women watercolor for almost 2 years, sometimes I get that little scared bug too… What if it doesn’t turn out? What if i ruin it?
This week I have had the worst headache in a long time. I’ve been eating oreos by the sleeve-ful, and hating waking up each morning.
Friday night while my husband was putting the kids down, I got out a clean sheet of paper. I had just finished my second watercolor test sample for December’s Club project, a sweet little gingerbread house.
The little winter wreath… I saw an amazing wreath on instagram by @sisondesigns and decided to try my own version. Not brave enough to stick shadows in, and it’s not quite finished yet… but it was wonderful and odd to feel that uneasiness of trying something, hoping it will work out. And I didn’t even record anything. It was just me and the paper.
Sometimes it helps us feel alive when we do something we’re not good at yet.
I remember trying to draw again after 7 years of photography. After a few feeble tries I put my sketchbook away again. For years. It was hard to do something that I wasn’t good at anymore.
I am so grateful for Women Create Weekly Club. I’ve seen women just flourish and be so grateful. Learning a new skill and making new friends. For me, though… it’s given me structure in my life to make art regularly. That’s something I understood in theory, but didn’t know how to make it happen. And now it’s a part of my life, and I’m getting better with every project. <3
If you’d like to come have fun with us, we’d love you to join us.
Go grab a friend, and both of you come try it out for a $1 trial this week. Best BlackFriday/SmallBusinessSaturday/CyberMonday deal… right?? Break out the Christmas music, everyone! See you in the club.
Hugs always, Amber
p.s. I DID record these cute little trees. Did you want me to edit into a youtube tutorial? Hit reply to this email with “yes please!!” and if enough people are interested, I’ll get that on my to do list.
p.p.s. That headache I mentioned earlier? It’s improving. I think painting a few times in the last 24 hours was just the key to help me shift. Happy creating, my friend.