Monday, January 6, 2014

So Impressed with these Budding Artists! :)


I have had so much fun these past few months teaching nieces, and cousins daughter to draw these faces. I love the look on their faces when they have finished it, that they can't believe they did that!
Chloe (my niece 13), Sarah (Chloe's cousin on her dad's side 13) & Scarlet (my cousins eldest daughter 13) These girls have so much natural talent! I really hope they continue with expressing themselves through art and exploring their creative abilities! It can be such a great way for self expression and to really learn about themselves! I really saddens me that so many of us as kids are told that being artistic will never amount to anything, when in reality it can lead you to everything!!

Learning about yourself and getting in touch with who you are and your soul is what we spend our whole lives doing. Imagine how much quicker we could all get there if we kept pursuing our artistic abilities.  It really doesn't take much to shut down someones creative dreams, especially a kids. They don't need to be told more than once that they can't do something before they believe it! Then you spend the rest of your life avoiding those things that you were told that you couldn't do, and you believe it yourself!

Just Imagine if you could do anything you wanted to, what would you like to do now??? Getting in touch with your creative side or any side that was suppressed from early childhood is such a freeing exercise.
Creative pursuits doesn't just mean painting or drawing, it can be interior decorating, fashion, cooking, woodwork, needlework, singing, acting, writing and so so many more things that might be your creative calling!

Why not make it a goal for this year to get back in touch with your creative side this year, give yourself permission to enjoy something just for you. Find something that lights you up and grounds you and just gives you pure joy!!!

This was my girl in progress that I did while teaching Chloe and Sarah  over the Christmas Break!
I have been having so much fun learning to draw these this past 12 months! I am still trying to find my style with these girls!



This is Chloe's Girl she drew! I think she even surprised herself! These girls even gave up beach time to do these! I think they are hooked now! :)
Although they were back down the beach when I went to get a photo of them both with them when they were finished! :)

 This is Sarah's girl, she did hers in Greens and Pink to go in her Room!
They have both done amazing jobs on their first go!
Sarah is another natural little artist! :)


This is Scarlet my cousins daughter, another natural artist! I got to teach Scarlet to draw in the September School holidays down the beach. She is a natural artist, but then so is her mum too!
Scarlet did the top two corner girls down the beach, and she got a box of gelatos for Christmas and has sent through all the other pics of the other girls she has done since! I love them all!!!

I am so proud of all the girls and what they have achieved in such a short time!! What has taken me 12 months to learn to do they have picked up in no time at all! :)
This was my finished girl I did while teaching Scarlet! :)
I did quite a few more over the holidays that I still have to share yet too! :)

I wonder how much more natural ability we would all have if we were given permission to express ourselves through art without judgement!
We would definitely worry less about what others think about us!
I am blown away by the talent of these girls and love the innocent expression they portray in their artwork, before we are conditioned as to what is right and wrong and that everything needs to be perfect!

Perfectionism is a soul destroyer! Kick it to the kerb people!!!!!
I KNOW!! I KNOW!!!!!
That is soooooooooo much easier said than done, I am so guilty of it still too!
But I am learning to let it go!
You can too!!!

Wishing you all a wondrous creative journey for 2014! What ever your pursuits may be!!
Find something that makes your heart sing and just go for it!!!

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