art saves and a story to share

Some people know from an early age what it is they are passionate about. I have read stories of artists that knew from the time they picked up their first pencil or paintbrush that art was going to be their life. Others live a life touched with creativity and through a journey of self discovery, realized that their passion for art was quietly waiting inside them all along. In my own life I found the latter to be true. Art for me was a quiet friend.


My journey, like most of you, started when I was very young. Along side my mom who filled my childhood with endless days creating, crafting and decorating our little home.


But the road to finding my passion wasn't always clear. It took many years for me to finally find the courage to express my creativity in a way that truly gave me joy.



Over the past year my journey has taken me here. To my own small corner of Blogland, where each day I have found the courage to step outside of my comfort zone and share a piece of my creative life with you. Last month I found myself writing about my journey, from my childhood experiences to discovering this amazing virtual community of creative souls. I feel the best part has just begun.


This week I am honored to have my story featured in Art Saves, beginning on Monday, December 13. Art Saves is part of Crescendoh, created by the amazing Jenny Doh. There you will find inspiring stories of women touched by art and the difference it has made in their lives. To be among them is something I never could have imagined when I typed my first post nearly a year ago. I hope that by sharing my tale I might inspire some of you to follow your passion, and find whatever it is that makes your heart and soul sing. Your friendship and heartfelt support here gave me my wings.

To read my story please visit Art Saves and click on Readers Share.

 

12 comments:

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness, Anna! CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited to for you and I really look forward to sharing your journey and learning more about you and your art. Theresa

Linda said...

This is a wondrous honor Anna. Your an amazing talent and I am so happy to have met you. You and your work is inspirational. I can't wait to read all about you. Hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for sharing.

faerwillow said...

~what an honor to behold!!! congrats to you on being featured...just as it should be...your art is inspiring magical and always bursting with joy...i am happy you found your way here...discovering your wings to set free on this adventure and finding the courage that lay within for you to fly so beautifully...may it forever remain!!! much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~

Shell said...

I just read your story at Crescendoh.Big kudos to you for following your creativity and being you. I think how much happier the world would be if all people could do this.

Heathen said...

Anna your work is always amazing! I love visiting this beautiful blog every day! Don't ever doubt your creativity.

Mina said...

Oh, Anna, how wonderful. There is no one more deserving.

Incipient Wings said...

what a lovely story Anna.thank you for sharing it with us and for continually inspiring me.

Blissfull ATC swap said...

I'm so pleased for you well done and I'm off the read it now... thank you for the friendship and for inspiring me each time I come over



Hugs wendy

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Anna.....good for you...I'll follow your story. I, too , believe art has saved my life in its own little way. When we are creative we are so very close to the Greatest Creator of All.......

Xo

Jo

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing your story. I too am plagued by self-doubt, but am at my happiest when creating, anything!

Usually, winter time delivers a seasonal depression. Yuck. Last Winter flew by and I looked forward to every day, because I worked in a little studio in my basement.

No depression. Art Saves...

Leanne said...

I really love this post, Anna (...like all of them ...) I completely and totally agree - art saves. I am thrilled to be a part of art blogland journey with you. You are my hero.

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Oh Anna, How wonderful! I always love visiting your blog and get such joy from your posts. Art has saved me that is for sure. Being housebound, if I did not have my art, my computer, my blogs, and my facebook friends; I'd probably be in a facility for those who have suffered a nervous breakdown. I know what it is to use art as an outlet. I cannot wait to read your article!!

Hugs,
LisaKay (Seshat)