Creating

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Creating art is my new passion or should I say obsession.  Generations ago women knitted, crocheted, sewed, etc but did they consider it a hobby or a necessity?  I love this art because I can and don’t have to do it.  Has life changed that much?  My mother darned socks with a light bulb inserted into the toe.  Was that relaxing to her or a chore.  For sure it was a necessity.  I wonder if she had a passion?  My maternal grandmother was a fabulous seamstress but did she consider that her art?  My paternal grandmother had no passions that I recall other than cooking and making sure no one was hungry.  Definitely not a passion.

My days would be boring if I didn’t have art.  I am drawn to the next adventure in my little room with passion and sometimes obsession.  I think art when looking at everything.  Can I use this, oh look at that, should I take a picture of that!

But then what would I be if not for creating?

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About kboat

I’m a native of La Porte, Indiana. When I was growing up we didn’t have much money, so I made my gifts for others with materials I found out and around. I loved it. And I have to say I was pretty good at it. People always liked what I gave them. I went to work for 26 years as an employee of a major asphalt paving company. I began as a secretary and eventually made my way to office manager. Needless to say I mostly only dreamed about my art - filling my mind with many ideas. Although the company did take advantage of my skills once in a while. For example, I created in-house materials for an open house. I loved “keeping my hand in” whenever an opportunity presented itself. Then I retired. And ... funny thing ... all those pent-up ideas I used to dream about began to roll out. I joined ATC (Artists Trading Cards) on line, I took classes and tutorials and learned about the processes of creating art. Today, I pursue these learning opportunities to open myself to new ideas and techniques. I also love opportunities to assist in classes for special populations. I find I learn a lot from those who have no preconceptions about what they should be doing. I’m eager to learn new things. Mostly I don’t have any idea what I set out to make. I simply let the ideas find me. The result is a wide variety of media and expression triggered by my experiences in every-day life. I hope you enjoy my work. View all posts by kboat

One response to “Creating

  • veronica gager

    I am the same about ART. It is everything to me. My day starts with my ART and ends with my ART. I tell my students that I am “One with ART”. I wish we lived closer together as we have much to share.
    I hope to meet you in person someday. We will be friends here at lease, no telling what the future holds for us. Love, V

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