I thought it might be nice to start this blog with a little introduction… and I’ll preface this intro with a little warning… It is two in the morning right now as I’m writing this, because, as many of you moms might know, after all the dishes and laundry are done (okay… MOST… okaaaay SOME ) and the kids are tucked in and the hubby is snoring, there is this delicious little pocket of silence. Stillness. I can’t tell you how many moments of true stillness I get in the day. Too few to type about, for sure. So now here I sit in a still dark living room with my face glowing from my warm laptop, savoring this quality time with myself and the internet.
I decided to start this blog because sometimes I feel like a creativity volcano… erupting ideas every so often which spill off in all directions… burning up time and energy in their path with no clear purpose. I can’t seem to make a decision on which interest to follow. I’ve heard from many people that they feel this way. How about you? Monday I’ll watch an episode of Cake Boss and be convinced that I would love to become a cake artist. Then I’ll catch a glimpse of my steadily softening tummy and remind myself that this would be a very dangerous profession for me. Tuesday I’ll see some friend’s thriving photography business on Facebook and be inspired that photography could certainly be a profitable venture. Then I remember that it is such a competitive market that I might as well not bother. Then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are filled with other crazy ideas: murals, illustrations, portraits, graphic design, jewelry making, blah, blah, blady blah! I certainly have random moments when I look in the mirror and feel like yelling at my reflection, “STOP ALREADY!!” Because, although I love all these aspirations… I have 4 particular passions that rightly occupy and enrich most of my waking (and sleeping) moments. 2 boys and 2 girls.
So, after being encouraged by several friends (Hey, guys!) to start a blog to capture my creative pursuits into one tangible medium, I find myself once again feeling that familiar bubbling excitement as a new idea is blossoming. After all, if I were completely honest with myself, I’m not sure I want to do any of those things all the time. I want to dabble. And, having spent 6 years obtaining a very expensive unused Art Education degree, I have a true passion for teaching all things art. So I propose this… I will dabble… and then I will share… so that in your little pockets of stolen silence you can come visit me and learn from my adventures in creativity. I think we’re going to have fun here! Welcome to Laughs and Crafts 4 Mom!