A few weeks ago, I shared with you all that I wanted this to be the year I do more. I want to try more things this year and find new favorite things. I want to find more interests and develop at least one new hobby. When I'm not working or out with friends I find myself doing more of the same old things. What are your hobbies or favorite things to do? My current hobbies are reading, writing/blogging, baking, watching old movies, and hosting small get-togethers with my friends. So, when I'm not busy I am usually doing one of these things. This year though, I would like to try some new activities and new hobbies. Maybe by the end of the year I will have a new interest to add to my favorite things to do.
In January, Tracy and I decided to attend an art class at a school nearby. It seems this class is going to meet monthly and you pay each month if you want to attend. For $20 you can attend and they provide all of the materials needed to complete the project for the evening. Neither of us have had good experiences with art in the past. Tracy is still traumatized by the C she received in art class in elementary school. It's the only C she has ever received! As for me, I still remember my past art teacher making fun of my clay horse. We both wish we had more talent when it came to art.
Due to our past failures in art, I'm still not even sure why we decided to take this art class but we did and I am so glad. We have made two decent paintings each so far doing far better than I thought possible for us. It has been a lot of fun though. Meeting on a Friday evening for a couple of hours to paint is kind of like a stress reliever. It's relaxing to take a blank canvas and create something. I'm not all that worried about creating a perfect work of art but it's nice that I have surpassed my expectations. I honestly thought it would not go well at all. And who knows, with some more practice maybe we will even be good at it? Are you very talented when it comes to art?