I started a new job at a craft store. It’s minimum wage, but at the same time I’ve never been happier. This is the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had in my life! I stock shelves, and help people buy craft items. I get to use my general knowledge of crafting along side my organizational skills. As a result, I have a lot more creative energy outside of work.
I started painting again. I chose watercolor because it’s a little less messy and doesn’t require heavy chemicals (terpenoid, for example, although I love oil paint too). It started after watching way too much Bob Ross on YouTube. I want to do oil painting too and try the Bob Ross technique, but maybe in the future. I bought some new paint and brushes. They are nothing fancy – value grade, somewhere between student and artist quality – but they let me be creative.
This creative journey I’ve been on for the past 11 months has been crazy, fun, and terrible all at once. I thought I wanted to be a designer. I think my biggest take away from this latest turn of events is this: don’t try so hard to make something happen since any kind of hard work I put in will be rewarded one way or another. I never know what to expect. I’m terrible at predicting my future. It’s better right now to let it flow.
Take it easy and remember to smile!