For Christmas, I got money so I could take a class.
Originally, I thought I would save it up for some awesome writing retreat, but then winter hit.
The sun hid behind the January sky.
I got cabin fever and began researching local classes to take.
There were some criteria. It had to be:
Out of the house (not online)
An art class
During a time of week that would fit the family’s schedule.
After doing some online sleuthing, I found a classic acrylic class that lasted 6 weeks within 30 minutes of my house.
I signed up for it.
Then, I realized part of the reason why I felt so trapped was that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD.
Since relocating to Florida was not an option, I started using a happy lamp.
And, I went to the class.
The class gave me something to look forward to each week.
I learned how to draw better, how to use a chisel brush, and how to see the value of objects.
And, it gave me a way to be creative besides writing.
In the end, I will have an apple still life picture that I can put on the mantel.
It’s not perfect, but it’s art.
Just like me. I’m not perfect, but I'm art—made by an awesome designer.
"If Mama's not happy, no one's happy!" What Brings You Happiness is a blog designed to encourage you to take better care of yourself so you can take better care of others. Click on the categories below to find how I've dealt with various situations in light of who I am.