Why Fine Arts?
How did I get into the finer arts? Which are my favorite and what would I like to explore more of? What do I want to do with my art and where do I see it taking me someday?
I started drawing when I was very young. It was a form of expression and a way to unwind. I drew a lot as a kid and took drawing and art classes in high school. It's something I actually wish I had pursued more in my early 20s. As a teen, I explored drawing and clay modeling/sculpting. I started my college days as a fine arts major, but ultimately changed to a Media major.
I discovered my one true love in my mid-20s: painting. I had played around with watercolors and watercolor pencils as a teen and young adult, but it wasn't until my mid-20s that I started exploring the world of oil and acrylic painting. Painting is one of the most relaxing past times I have ever tried. When I start a painting project, it's just me and the paintbrush. It's one of the only hobbies I've found that I can completely shut my mind off and focus entirely on my creation. I love it and, honestly, I need to do more of it.
I am slowly starting to explore my artistic side again after taking a few years off. After my divorce, I needed something to take my mind off of the heartbreak I was going through and thus turned back to drawing and painting. I love trying new artistic mediums and would like to explore some other avenues of expression.
Ultimately, I would like to turn some of my paintings and drawings into prints, such as greeting cards, stationary, stickers and more. I spent a lot of years focusing on other aspects of my life, but now I'm trying to get back to doing the things I love and turning those into not only hobbies, but possibly a small side business.