Yeah. Pretty boring.
The kids entertain themselves with TV and Xbox games (I know, I know, a lot of brain rotting is going on), coloring and drawing, doing pages in some workbooks I bought them and annoying each other, while I get to, um, ...uh .... what do I get to do? Referee, check Facebook a dozen times a day, read blogs, change diapers, pin to my Pinterest boards, nap. Yep. All of those things. But I need stimulation! I need a creative outlet! I need to CREATE!
Okay, maybe that's a tad dramatic. But when my mister suggested that we go to the local Hobby Lobby to find something for me to do, I was all over it.
Here's what I picked out.
A pad of watercolor paper, a set of watercolor paints and inexpensive brushes.
And here's what I did with them.
I am not an artistic painter. I've painted before, I took a painting class or two in college (I was an art major after all) and I even took a watercolor class but dropped it before I got very far. I've just never really felt comfortable with it.
That said, I had a surprisingly good time with my watercolors. Granted, my subject matter was simple. How much simpler could you get? But since I didn't really know what I was doing, I wanted to start off easy. This let me truly enjoy just playing with the paints.
I thought I'd get frustrated when my paintings didn't turn out very well, but instead I just let my mistakes happen and tried to learn from them. The mistakes made me more excited to try again.
It's been a really long time (too long) since I've sat down and done something artistic, just because I felt like it. And despite the unremarkable results, I'm so very glad I did.