Monday, March 4, 2013


I don't know what initially made me do it.

But sometime after Zach was born, I picked up a paint brush. And no, it wasn't the kind used to paint walls. I took a trip to Michaels or Hobby Lobby, not sure which, and spent hours pouring over the art supplies. I had no idea what I was doing.

I still don't.

But one thing's for sure. I am hooked. I think it must have been my inner self trying to awaken after having 3 kiddos in less than 4 years. I suffered from some horrible post partum depression back then (ok, if I'm being honest - I probably still do to some extent) but playing with paints and glorious colors and releasing my pent up creative self was so freeing.

It still is.

I found some time today to just play with some colors and this is what popped out...


The kids asked me what it was, and I replied I didn't know. Chloe called it a waterfall. Sounds appropriate, even a little artsy - no?

It's a goal of mine this year to paint more and stress less. I have another goal to actually sell a painting. There I wrote it out, so it must be official now. I'm even contemplating opening an etsy store. I still have no idea what I'm doing and feel almost silly even thinking someone might want to actually spend their hard earned money buying one of my creations. But stranger things have happened, right? 

Plus, it would be sooo nice to actually earn some money some how. Since becoming a sahm almost 10 years ago (gosh, I still can't believe it's been that long!) it would really feel great to contribute to the finances a little.

The Nester had a great post today on 5 Minute Wall Art. Check it out here.


Michelle said...

I'd buy your waterfall! It's beautiful!

christy said...

thanks michelle! not sure it counts if friends/relatives buy my stuff but I so appreciate the support. Let me know what your color scheme is and I'll paint ya something :)

Michelle said...

My family room is blue, orange, brown, purple. Sounds crazy and mixmatched, and I guess it is. My dining room is brown with blue glass, and my living is boring, nothing on the walls. :)

angela | the painted house said...

Awesome work, Christy! I love how you just jumped into something that can be overwhelming (especially when you are standing in the painting aisle at an art store) with no fear. I need to take some pointers! :) I'll look forward to seeing more.

Michelle said...

I'm curious about what your picture would look like horizontal.

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