Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Mornings

I love Saturday mornings. They are usually always laid back and relaxing. This morning I had breakfast with my friend Laura (check out her new blog, and we had a great time talking about our dreams and where we want to be one day. We always end up talking about...staying at home and taking care of our husbands and homes. So we brought our notebooks and talked about our creative ideas to make money and stay at home. It's a start, right?

It was a lovely time with a good friend. I'm thankful for friends who believe in me, who believe in themselves and the gifts that God has given them. We really can be everything we were created to be. I was encouraged this morning. I can pursue my dreams. I'm tired of sitting back and watching everyone else so what I have in my heart to do. I want to be fulfilled in every area of my life.

My hope and dream is to someday have my own art studio. One side will be a gallery to sell art and the other side will be a classroom to teach and have fun painting and creating things. I want to teach young children how to draw or paint because it might change their lives forever. They might find what they are passionate about in one of my classes and if not, hopefully they had fun!

I want my gallery to be filled with art pieces painted by me and also donated by other artists who want to give towards missions. We could have one organization or family that we would give proceeds to help them. Missions has always been in my heart, a major passion of mine but I didn't feel like I was going to be a full-time missionary. This is a way to give to others.

I am excited about this new journey or really this old journey I'm on. I'm thankful that God gives us something new along the road. I know this is kind of a random post but that's me :) I hope whoever reads this has a wonderful day!!!

Jacque S.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sneak Peak

It's been a busy week and I'm hoping to post some new art this weekend. Here are some sneak peaks of what I've been up to this week.

Monday: I started posting art to sell on . It's a little scary but definitely exciting. You should check it out and tell your art loving friends about it.

Here are some leftover paint doodles:

I'm working on this piece of art:

And here are some other mysteries...we will see what becomes of them.

This is my favorite artist of the week. Check out her Etsy page!
Check this weekend for more art!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Starts with ART

My older sister is the writer in the family but I still wanted to sharewith the world my love for art. I love ART. It moves me, it challenges me, it inspires me.

I was about 14 or 15 when I discovered that I could draw. I had a wonderful teacher who challenged me to be better, especially when I didn't think I could do it. I continued taking classes in high school for drawing and sculpting, but that was it. I enjoyed art but it's been a journey to get to where I am now.

I haven't taken anymore classes since high school but I love learning about it and trying out new techniques when I paint or draw. I love working with recycled materials and making something out of nothing. I want this blog to inspire peopl
e to create something even if they think they can't. Art is about expressing who you are.

Art is like life in so many ways. We all start out with a blank canvas when we're born and then we keep adding a little paint here, a little paint there. It's fun, it's messy and it changes every second.

I'll start this week by sharing my latest piece of art. Next week I'll go step by step so that maybe you can enjoy art as much as I do. You have to START somewhere so start with ART!