Never Enough Time!
I used to paint and draw a lot, but it seems as the years went on and I got more involved with shelters and then went back to work full-time, I don't have the time to do it any more.
I've always loved to draw and paint ever since grade school. I wanted to go to art school after high school, but my Mom said, "Oh, that's a hobby, what kind of job can you get." So, I went to college as a psychology major, quit after two years, went to business school for a year (a total waste other than I learned how to type really fast), then joined the Air Force. When I got out and moved here, I got a job designing signs at a sign business, so I ended up in a graphics job (ART, MOM!).
The pencil sketch above is one I did from a photo I took on a trip to Memphis. We stopped at a small town on the way home and I spotted an elderly woman sitting outside her daughter's shop on the main street. She was holding a little dog and she and he reminded me so much of my Mom and little Bennie.
Over the years I have had several paid painting jobs. When I first moved here and before I got a job, I painted a lot of scenes for people on saw blades. All kinds of wildlife and also people's homes or old homesteads. I have done some people,but I don't like to do that. I prefer animals and landscapes. I also painted murals at Southside vet clinic and in a friend's kitchen. I asked Southside to give me a services credit instead of paying me, and though I had a lot of "payment" for my job in the bank, with so many pets it didn't take me long to go through my credit!
I was talking to Tina on her gardening blog about how much I love white birch trees because they remind me of where I grew up in Pennsylvania. They are all over the place. She said they don't do well here, so I got the itch to do a mural in my bedroom. But when will I find the time????
I'm sure you all feel like you don't have enough time for things you want to do. I feel guilty that I don't spend enough quality time playing with and walking my dogs, to name just one of many things I have let slip lately.
So, what don't you have the time to do that you'd like to do? Learn a new language? Take a class in something? Volunteer more?
posted by Sandy at 12/04/2007 10:40:00 AM