A few years ago I wrote about my art retreat. It was my time to get away and just create. I have always been fascinated with the Amish culture so on these art retreats I would go to Lancaster, PA. Over the years my art retreat has turned into a mommy's getaway and I now like to mingle with the Amish more than focus on my art. A few weeks ago I got back from my annual mommy getaway and every time I sat down to write about it here I realized something. I have way too much to say for just one post so I have created another blog. I will solely focus on Amish life and my experiences among the Plain people. It is still "under construction" but it is called My Fascination With The Amish Culture: Exploring The Plain People.
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!