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Its Been So Long Since I've Painted, Help Me Get Going Again

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by vfem, May 17, 2010.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    First of all, I used to consider myself an artist with lots of other hobbies in life... then I got married and the wonderful man pushed me to do what I loved. Then I had my daughter and I wrapped my passion all up into her. Anyways, its been 3 years since I've done more then paint a wall in my house... and that was a solid wall!

    Then all of a sudden a friend asked for a small mural, so I did it... then her mother-in-law got on me about a HUGE mural! So I'm nervous. She told me she was feeling something in blues and greys... something zen, calm... as its going to be the headboard of her bed in her master bedroom. I think the full size piece will be 8' long by 4' high minimum. I'm just here to get some motivation. You know, a push that I can go from not painting at all for years to doing something HUGE!!!

    I want to come back and bounce some ideas off people when I can. I even got to sketching tonight and might want to share it....

    Swift kick in the butt please!!!

    (P.s. Its a NICE paying job which I need as well, so it'd be dumb to just say NO!!!)


    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    you can do it. My father in law had not paint in year I mean years I have been with my husband for 12 year and know him since i was eight I didn't know he painted. last year he started back and they are great it all can back to him like he had never stop he is sell paint again and they are great. you can do get those paint out
  3. redturtle

    redturtle Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    stanardsville, va
    just like riding a bicycle...and you have already gotten back on the horse since you did a little one for your friend...just relax and enjoy
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Paint, [​IMG]: Paint, [​IMG] Paint, [​IMG] Paint, [​IMG] Paint, [​IMG] Paint,
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I have my colored pencils and markers where I could find them, but my paint and brush box is BURIED in the attic... this is going to be fun to dig out!!! [​IMG]

    I will photograph my sample sketch I'm thinking of, but man... just thinking how big this is, wow... butterflies in the gut!
  6. painterman

    painterman In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Quote:hi there its good your feeling the need to do something creative again .[​IMG]
    i left it a while but came back to it. iv done a few murials and triied headboards too amongst otherthings
    sometimes other parts of ur life get in the way but like others on the thread are gettin at is that u never forget and its in you.
    be creative and sketchin is good to get the ideas going then elaborate more on that vision;)
    its funny sometimes the more i plan and try and put pen to paper it just doesnt work [​IMG]
    but thats just me . so now i tend to just go in to painting straight on without sketchin anything
    . and that can keep u on ur toes [​IMG]
    but its all good , u enjoy the artwork and keep the paint flowing . regards steve [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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