January 5, 2017
Now that the year-end holidays have passed and the frigid winter air has arrived, we have been relaxing and staying warm at home as much as we can. My plan for the day was to snuggle up on the couch with some sweater knitting while Astrid was out visiting Nana. When Cynar suggested we might try some birthday shopping for our little Aquarian child, I knew I had to pivot.
He wanted to visit a local art supply shop, and I was intrigued. I have never really considered myself the artsy type (whatever that is), but over the past few months I have been experiencing synchronicity suggesting that I look in that direction. I've started doodling again, like I used to in high school. It's therapeutic, like those mandala coloring books. Just pen to paper with no specific plan.
This place was fantastic! It is just a little shop, but we managed to spend nearly two hours browsing the aisles, picking up supplies for a gift project, and playing. With everything. By the time we left I was covered in graphite, ink, colored pencil, and pastels. There may have been charcoal on my face. ...and then there was the paper! Oh, the paper! Cynar said I really was like a kid in a candy store.
I can definitely see myself trying to incorporate this into my crafting somehow. Maybe drawing my own embroidery designs? Or simply picking up a new hobby, getting messy with art supplies. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?