That was never me! I was too interested in all the possibilities offered by the world around me. In college, I wanted to be everything from a grief counselor to a quantum physicist! But never, did I want to be an artist!
I was blessed to have parents that fostered my creativity in different ways, even if they couldn’t support the notion of me making a living with my creativity. They both had a hard time seeing that a “regular person” could make a living writing or taking pictures. I grew up accepting their pragmatism. No big creative dreams for me! But lest you think that I wished, in the depths of my heart to draw or paint – I gladly shared the kitchen with my mother and played with power tools, with my dad.
I happily followed a variety of paths through college and beyond. I let life take me where it would, and had some grand adventures! Several years ago, however, I began to feel the need to express myself in a new way. It took me awhile, but I finally settled on mixed media. The way I can combine so many of the mediums and techniques that I love still takes my breath away! In addition to being so passionate about mixed-media art, I also love photography and writing.
One of my current passions involves the whole notion of creativity. Who gets to be creative? What does creativity look like? How can a person get to be more creative? What good is creativity to the everyday person? Because of this interest, I’ve decided to pursue coach training, so that I will be a certified Creativity Coach and a certified Life Coach (another example of my late blooming! I’m in my late 40s and I’ve just started training for my dream career!).