Creative. Never a word I would use to describe myself. I would consider myself a very technical person. I was the math geek, then the science geek, but never the artist. I had friends who were artists. That would never be me.
Until now. Now I am doing things I never saw myself being able to do. I am painting, drawing, and sewing now and I am amazed at the abilities that God has given me.
It all began when creating things for our wedding. I was having a hard time finding decorations that were affordable and that had the aesthetic that I was looking for. So I began by asking my then fiancé, now husband, to create the boxes for our centerpieces. That led to these beautiful pieces… They have since been used at three other weddings!
And then came one of my favorite projects. Our wedding signs. This project seemed impossible. I have decent handwriting, but nothing that I would trust with a paintbrush. I was able to find a way to make signs that all had a similar font and design style. And then I went all out. We had some old tree boxes behind my parents’ shop and some friends that made us some signs from pallet boards. These became my stress relief. I was able to dim the lights and paint. I could relax, talk with family and friends, even my fiancé helped me with a couple of the signs!
I even had the opportunity to share my new found artistic ability for a friend’s wedding!
And then more recently I have been drawing. Well, I’ve been drawing on my very own oversized chalkboard! I was able to create this chalkboard from a very large piece of wood that I inherited from my sister-in-law. I painted it with chalkboard paint and I have been having fun ever since.