Thursday, November 23, 2017

"Don't lose your creative outlet!"

Turkey. Overeating. Time with family.

Thanksgiving is here!

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I spent most of the day catching up with my mom, aunts, and brothers--putting on several pounds via mashed potatoes and stuffing.

I made it a point to text everyone on my phone's contact list this morning, wishing them a happy holiday with their families. One in particular was a former coworker at the crafts store I work at. She ended up getting a job with Corporate and now lives in another state.

She replied back asking how I was doing. I mentioned I'm mostly working a lot and haven't really drawn or painted much (at all) over the past couple of years.

"Don't lose your creative outlet!" she warned. "You need that."

I knew she'd understand since she comes from an art background as well.

I haven't forgotten my life as an artist but I certainly have buried it very deep. It's so hidden, I often wonder if it's gone forever.

You'd think something so simple as picking up a pencil or a paintbrush would be easy but for me it's not.

I will heed my former coworker's advice though. Somehow, someway, I have to become an artist again.

I'm just thankful to still have the opportunity to try.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, everyone!!


naturgesetz said...

I'm glad you had family time on Thanksgiving.

I agree with your former coworker that you should get back to creating art. Maybe you'll never get to a point where you can make your living at it, but you can create beautiful things, and I think it would give you joy.

stanw said...


You surely will take up that pencil and brush to excel at art again. It's in your blood, EH!

Cheerin' for you all the way.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. (Y)


Dean Grey said...


Yes, I agree with you. I'm not sure why just "starting" is always the hardest part though.



Thanks for rooting me on, Stan!


I appreciate both of your gentlemen's encouragement!