Hey friends, I just wanted to let you know that my fall landscape paintings are now available in my shop!
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If you are looking for some fall landscape paintings to incorporate into your decor this season, I have some available for you! This collection isn’t quite as big as I’d hoped it would be, but I love each and every piece and I’m excited to be able to offer them to you all!
When everything was shut down this past spring, I began painting because it was something that brought me joy. I was truly having fun, and each painting felt like another adventure. I turned on some beautiful music, poured myself a cup of coffee, and had no idea where my paint brush would take me.
My amazing husband would look over my shoulder and smile, encourage me, and play with the boys. We had no place to go, nowhere to be, no one coming over. I could get lost in paint and not feel an ounce of guilt over it.
As you all know, life eventually got back to normal, or the “new normal” as so many are calling it. My husband went back to work, and if I’m being honest I sort of mourned the end of this magical time we all had together as a family.
You guys probably think I’m crazy. I probably am. Haha!
Over time I began painting less and less, and when I did find the time to paint I often felt guilty about it. Like I should be doing something more productive.
Anyway all that to say, I wish this fall landscape painting collection had been bigger, but I’m still happy with the paintings I was able to finish.
One lesson I learned through this whole transition is that creativity is important, and we need to make time for it. Life is too short, and oftentimes we get so caught up in our lists and routines that we schedule the creativity right out of our lives.
Sometimes the most beautiful things happen during the most unexpected times. I’m in my thirties now, and it took a crazy lock down for me to take the time to pick up a paint brush. How I wish I had started so much sooner!
Do you guys want to hear a crazy story? My Mom used to write us letters every year on our birthday and then seal them up. She saved them all and gave them to us when we were adults.
When I opened my birthday card from 1995, my Mom wrote so many things, but this sentence stood out – “You say when you grow up, you want to be an artist and I hope you are, you love it. You tell me that wherever you go, you make sure you look at everything so you can draw it when you get home.”
I read a bit more of the letter in my YouTube video linked above if you’d like to watch it, but my word. I’m sure you can imagine the tears as I read that!
I have always loved to draw and paint and create. But then we grow up. Life gets busy. We have bills to pay. And we forget to take time for the gifts that God has given us.
I know I’m not an amazing artist, and by no means do I feel like I have “arrived” in the world of landscape paintings. No where close.
But painting brings me joy. It helps me to slow down. To observe the world around me. To think. To pray. To breathe.
I believe with all my heart that our amazing Creator designed us to create. Is there something that you love to do, but you’ve just been too busy to set time aside for it?
I’m right there with you.
Set aside time today just to be creative. Explore the talents and gifts you’ve been blessed with. Or try something entirely new.
Anyway thank you friends for all your love and support. Every single purchase means so very much to me!