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  • Writer's pictureAngie Dotson

What's missing?

It's only lesson three of this writing assignment and I've already fallen behind. I blame the theme for this lesson. Not to brag, but I am at a place in my life that it isn't easy to come up with an immediate answer as to what I feel is "missing" from my life. I am lucky, and I know it. There were times in my life that I could have easily answered - "true friends", "children of my own", "someone who knows how to love me". But at the age of 40, I've become lucky enough to find all of those things. I thought long and hard about what to write about for this lesson, and I've decided that even though it feels insignificant, I will write about something I used to have, that I do miss and would love to find a place in my life for again. Art.


It is arguable that I have art in my life every day. I work in a print shop, designing and creating things regularly. I have a photography business, where I photograph and artistically enhance images of people all the time. Yes, these are creative outlets for me, and I love it. It's the BASICS I'd love to get back to. Drawing, painting, creating with my HANDS something beautiful.


When I was in high school, art class was my favorite. I had found something that I enjoyed and was pretty good at. I had a great teacher who encouraged me and helped me put together a portfolio to be proud of and help me to go for a degree in Graphic Design after graduation.


In college for that Graphic Design degree, my first year was full of traditional art classes. Drawing and painting in different mediums, sculpture and color studies and inking filled my days and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


I constantly pin ideas online to try.

Occasionally, I'll peruse the beautiful aisles full of paints, canvases, charcoal and pastels at the craft stores. Sometimes I'll even purchase something in hopes of using it someday. That day hasn't really come yet. I have decided that I will MAKE it come soon. Thanks to this "difficult" assignment for me, it has come to the forefront of my mind again.


I will create again. Soon.

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