The last two weeks the sweet little angel monsters (ugh, lots of telling modifiers there) that I gave birth to have been out for spring break. This results in less than 1000 words written on my WIP. During this Mom-I-need-(fill in blank) two weeks (aka Spring Break, I think it's cruel to call it a "break") I have been reminded of my original child birth theory.
In the process of growing a baby in my belly, I also grew an invisible magic button on my butt. It’s simple really. I sit down, it alerts the children and violá, they need something. Now I raise self reliant boys but it never fails the moment I put my butt to the surface, “Mom!” and I’m up again. Just a theory I have. On with the show...
A Little about Me
I’ve noticed I share a common trend amongst other writers. We have a creative gene that goes beyond writing. We all enjoy doing something artistic/creative. Some enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, photography and much more. Here is what I love doing, when I have the time and I’m not writing.
Designing Jewelry – A few years ago I started my own company and loved the creative side of making jewelry but the demand for mass production stilted me. I've studied to be a glass artist and I can melt glass into beautiful beads, see here.
Decorating – I enjoy interior design and I stroll through design magazines all the time. My personal style is French Country/Urban Loft. The juxtaposition of the two really speaks to me.
Fashion, Fashion, Fashion – I love Fashion! Layers of clothing and accessories are like art to me. I make style files for different looks, accessories, and jewelry. Yes, I love shopping but it’s not just shopping. In the last year I have really honed in on my personal style and what looks good on me and I feel great.
Painting – Alas, an art I have neglected in the last few years. Well I can’t do it all. And of all my talents, painting is my least skilled but I still enjoy it. I hope to do more in the future with painting but for now, it sits on the shelf (with that first book I wrote. Hey, at least they have each other.)
I also enjoy a lot of other hobbies but these are the artistic hobbies I do. So what artistic things do you do for fun when you’re not writing?