Thursday, September 10, 2009

Waking up my creative side!

I've decided that Saturdays will now be officially thought of as Creative Saturdays. I was lying in bed the other night and it hit me that I've got some God given talents that have been shoved under a rug and not used lately....so the only way I'm going to pull them back out is to Order them out or else. One of those talents is the fact that I'm an artist. I paint wall murals and pictures on canvas. It started years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. I decided to create a magical room of lambs. I sketched them freehand and then painted them. The result was pretty neat. Then, baby number two was on her way and I chose to do a teddy bear theme. I admit that I amazed myself. It was the cutest room I'd ever seen...unfortunately, while leaving a babysitter to watch both girls, the vengeful girl painted over the mural. I won't even reminisce over the emotions of that one.

As I continued to paint, word got out and before long, I had the local newspaper knock on my door. They wanted to see the murals that I had created. I took them to a baby nursery that was done in the Jungle Book theme. The interview came out the next day and my phone started ringing. I didn't anticipate the response and it was overwhelming. I put it aside while raising my girls. I was going in so many directions and not getting paid for the time and energy spent away from the family.

Now that I've got the time to find my creativity again, I'm painting murals again but on a form that can be saved after it's no longer needed on the walls.

Here's the mural that was featured in the newspaper. One wall had baby elephants stenciled over the crib. The other had the tiger from the Jungle Book.


Click on the picture to enlarge.

Do you have hidden talents? If so, join me on Saturdays for Creative Saturdays.

17 comments:

Frau said...

Beautiful work...I hope your creativity is your new calling. I really do not have any artistic talent, wish I did.

Nezzy said...

Your creative talents are showing. There is a huge market for creating beautiful nursery, library, restaurants, hospitals....if you are in the right area. Just sayin'. Your work is beautiful. Have a greatly blessed day!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Simone!!! That is awesome! If you live closer, I would so LOVE to have you do the kids' room for them.

Veronica Lee said...

I knew it!! I knew that you are one talented lady from the comments you leave in my blog. Only someone who's as artistic as yourself can really appreciate what I post daily!!
I'm inspired to join you on Creative Saturday. I shall post about those ceramics that I handpainted myself as soon I get round to taking pics of them.

Deidra said...

You've been keeping secrets! That mural is amazing!

Danica said...

OMG you do amazing work!!! I love it!!! How beautiful.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Someone painted over your mural?!?!? Out of vengeance??? I'd have had a heart attack!!!

Girl, you do AMAZING work!!! I'm so glad you are painting again!

I hear you about hiding your talents and then forcing them out...I'm all about that these last couple of weeks.

Creative Saturdays sounds like a plan...

Ina in Alaska said...

I was completely fascinated by a vengeful babysitter who would paint over her employer's mural wall!!! Please think about giving us some background on that one!!

Adorable mural! You are indeed creative. xoxo

Terese said...

What a wonderful mural! You are so creative and talented. I wish you lived nearby so I could have you come do my kids' rooms!

Visiting from SITS. I love your blog and am now following.

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW! That is AWE-SOME! You are definitely very creative! Thanks for sharing. I hope your Saturdays are very productive for your creativity and your spirit! I can't wait to see more.
xo

Anita said...

I believe that I have potential to be very good photographer. Lately, I've thought of taking a class. Now that I've read your post, I my be led to investigate. Thank you.

You are indeed talented!

blueviolet said...

That's fantastic! Could this be something you might be able to make money from?

Sheryl said...

God has truly blessed you with the ability to paint. Myself, I can't draw stick people let alone to that. I have to be more structured. I love to cross stitch.

Will you post more pictures of your paintings. I would love to see them.

Justine said...

Girl, you've got THAT much talent and you're not using it to make a living? You're nuts!!!! Get the word out again and start creating, and this time for money! You can do it. You should do it!!!

Justine :o )

Fragrant Liar said...

OMG, that is AWESOME! You should definitely be doing something with that creative energy and talent. I know I can draw, but I've never developed that side of me, while my father and brothers did. Instead I write. However, maybe I should go back to the drawing board.

Elle Bee said...

THAT'S AMAZING! Wow! You need to be getting paid for that! Can you come over and paint my kids' rooms for me????
Elle

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