To say a minute would be a slight lie, in that it has been about two years, since my very small group of followers have heard from me. I am trying to continue to hurdle every void that comes my way. But I alas was sucked in. But that did not stop me from continuing my art. My crafts have been done with infants and I have painted pieces for older children as well. I have been back at school (online) to continue my education to further work with children. I have very recently gotten a newer laptop. So far so great! I will setting up an etsy account soon. to try and reach out to others around the world. My beautiful baby in the profile picture is turning 3 and starting school. Cue tears! I have moved into town into a house, and am going on my first vacation ever soon! I have also thought of adding hair bows and such as to my paint by baby line. These are all things I have come to learn, as a parent that I have grown to become a semi-pro at.
For some you may think that the day and age of face to face conversations id dying. But in all reality I enjoy getting out and meeting new people and learning there stories. Today I had the pleasure of meeting four wonderfully entertaining woman whom, have a giving basket. I was the guest of honor in a since, And it is very lovely to hear that your small little dream will be becoming something wonderful because people in my small town find it to be a good idea. I am so very excited to have finally starting this. I have a place set up just need to buy supplies, I have a bank a account. ME! A 22 year old single mother( yes newly in a wonderful relationship) but still supporting myself and baby, so single. I have so many idea’s and the chance to reach out and touch others hearts. Making memories to keep forever and share with family members.
I am sure like other young women, You struggle with comparing yourself to other women you see in person in passing, or a pictures, maybe even one of the female friends you have facebook. It is hard to remind yourself that you have your own talents, weather it be with Art, or teaching, maybe you like helping others. We as woman seem to be quick to compare not always judge, more of a wish. It isn’t really what is seen but what is in your heart. What you believe. Being said, whatever your skill, you should always embrace it. No, This doesn’t have to do with my project directly, but, indirectly, it is insight on who I am. I struggled with my weight, Had whom I thought I would marry cheat. Got pregnant by someone whom I was warned wanted nothing but the worst for me. I am a single parent, my little girl has no ties to her “father” and by the looks of it will never know whom he is. And I am not bit ashamed of the fact that I have this wonderful baby to myself. I will never understand how a man can knowing have a baby out in this world and not try to see it. I Can’t help but see that woman need to embrace what they have been given as a talent.
Stephen King had a way with words, a means of reaching the minds of people through writing. I myself am a quiet person but you get me talking about something I have passion in and you may be sorry. I am in between promoting this idea more and waiting a little longer until I get supplies. With anything we set our minds to life gets in the way and boy have I had my fair share. Whether it be something with my personal life, or my car, I haven’t caught a break. Although my car does seem to be getting better and not worse is always a sign of relief. When you are a single parent working three jobs just to pay your car and have food for your little angel; you may forget to write to the very few people that take te time to read this; but you find time to juggle it all. Being said the things we have passion for we make an effort to make it known that it has crossed your mind. In due time this will be getting somewhere and hopefully next month I will know more certain where and how I will be doing this. Until then, we shall wait.
Today in my small town we have a Mom Center, where I went to take a class on babies milestones. Just to make sure my own child is hitting hers. While there I pitched them my idea for this wonderful little business, And wouldn’t you know they loved the idea! The owner is going to talk to her board to see if I can use her center on Saturday’s. While there a woman was in the room with us. To my surprise she is an art teacher! for adults, but was saying that she too has space and open space at that. Another room I could use on another day! This week hasn’t been all that great flat tire Monday and yesterday car wouldn’t start, well this morning before the class I had cut my hair(something I don’t do) So maybe going out on a limb and just making good changes having a good outlook on things sometimes makes it a wonderful outlook! I an hopeful I have found that silver lining! I am so glad that this will happen sooner than later!
We all talk about that one mother who goes a little overboard when the bake sale comes around or the mother that becomes a sciencist when the science fair comes around. Well, with pinterest I am proud to say that my six month old has gone to daycare with all the art projects done while the other kids haven’t done there own. I have so many things that I plan on doing with Myah, as well as any children who would love to explore the world of art, sensory. Building fine motor skills is important and very simple. But in the on going life style of any parent it may seem so hard to sit down and let your child play with the rainbow spaghetti while you go over what each color is, or even “painting” with cool whip. Going over a letter a day making a flipbook of animals with their hands or feet (or both). I can say that to share those things with the parents I soon to be helping would be a reward. I know that it is always a pleasure to have something to hold to when they grow to have them look back at.
Well, today is the start. The official “.com” has come. Being said, there is a open door to new adventures always. We must never be afraid to enter it, as I start this journey on hopes of becoming a small infant art class. I set fourth on this upcoming venture and hope again to see the sun!
Today while talking about what all is needed in getting this started…. I had said that every child would be getting one canvas. One each. Because no matter what your infants art work is one of a kind. Something you can never duplicate nor replace. Now I fully understand the need to try and make things perfect., but we are talking about something that was made with love and laughs; possible tears. But wonderful stories are bound to come from it.
Paint by Baby, Is a play on words. But also a reach out to those parents of infants who have trouble or know nothing of doing art with your little one. It has been brought to my attention that I have a talent for both caring for children and art so why not put then together! I have been an infant for in my own classroom( where I was the youngest teacher at the center) to go onto being a sub for ages between 6 weeks-5 years of age.It is an idea I’d like to see one day become a big part of my little community.