For me, making art has been a hobby, but I'm now pushing myself to see if it could be something more in my life. So I revived this blog and began sharing my art on Facebook. I've also submitted to show my pieces in a few different places--a coffee shop and a show in Collingswood, NJ. I'm thinking about teaching an art journaling workshop through a local organization.
I turn 50 next month and I feel like it's important for me to keep pushing myself to take on new challenges and try new things. Art is an area where I feel less competent in my life, where I have lots of room to grow and expand. Sometimes it's painful and scary to push myself here because I fear making mistakes or looking "stupid," but we should all find ways to be a beginner. It's what keeps life new and fresh.