Is there anything more discouraging than thinking you don’t have “it” anymore? I think not. Art block and the civil unrest in my country was causing me mental anguish. So I took a break from art and the world.
I spent the whole summer focusing on the outdoors. I couldn’t of been happier than when I was mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, feeding the birds, and tending to my garden. When I was all caught up I found myself dreading going inside, so I would stay outside, swinging from a tree branch in my chair hammock.
I finally got the urge to create something, but I didn’t want to be stuck inside painting. I had a slab of Black Walnut that I had gotten in June, and a wood carving tool set my dad had given me years ago. I started carving a tree into the wood, and it was so hard!! Like literally, Black Walnut is hardwood. I wanted to keep carving but my body couldn’t handle it. I did some research and decided I would be a power carver. I ordered a Dremel and got started!
I am in love with power carving! I am still working on my first piece and I have so many ideas for ways to combine carving with painting 😊. I am excited about arting again and I am looking forward to what this means for my creative journey!
Thank you for your support and here are some progress pics of my very first carving!