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As a child attempting to be creative wasn't something I was ever excited about doing. I in fact just plain didn't do it. With the exception of crocheting and I enjoyed that. But that was about it.

As an adult, one day I saw a little ad in a magazine saying 'Can you draw me?' It was just a little picture of a bear. So, I decided to try. And to my great surprise, it turned out quite good!

So, my baby girl, Mercedes was in her little seat next to me and I thought that maybe I could draw her. I tried and I did it! It turned out pretty good for my very first time ever drawing a person. Unfortunately I can't seem to find that drawing.

  • What's your niche?
  • What is it you're called to create?
  • Are you already an active creative?

There are so many of us who don't have a clue. Who would never call themselves creative. But we all have a creative side of our brain.

After I began my drawing ventures, I decided to try my hand at watercolor. We have some very talented watercolorists in our family. My Uncle Milford was a famous watercolorist who traveled the world painting and teaching classes. You can find him online here and in many other spots. My Aunt Irene is also a very talented watercolorist.

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About 30 years ago I had a spiritual crisis in my life that stopped all of my artistic ventures. (You can read about that here if you like.) But recently I've picked up the paints and brushes once again and am absolutely loving it!

This picture above is my most recent work.

My encouragement to you today is to just try it! Whatever it is that tugs at your heart. Maybe you want to write, draw, knit, sew ... or ...

Just take a chance and try. You'll likely be surprised at the outcome just like I was.

Always

Comments

  1. I agree…love your watercolor. It is stunning! Great advice, just try. And it’s never too late. Creating is something you do for the joy of it. I started writing my blog at the age of 56. I kept journals all my life, always had stories in my heart, but never wrote them down. Now, two years later, the writing on my blog has morphed into writing fiction of all kinds, on and off the blog. No matter the end result, I am enjoying it so much!! Inspirational post!

    • Thank you Brenda! I’m so glad you like it! I’m really having so much fun! I’ve even sold a couple … and that’s not what I set out to do. That is so great about your blog and your writing. I enjoy reading it for sure! I’m so glad you’ve found your niche! So exciting!

  2. Carolyn I love your work I have it displayed in my office it brings me peace. I love it and I tell all my friends and coworkers that this is my friend and she is awesome. You are also an amazing photographer and I have first hand experience with that also. You are an amazing woman and I am blessed to know you. Love your creativity my dear friend keep it up I still have wall space in my office lol

    • Thank you so much Connie! That makes me happy! I have a whole lot more watercolor pieces if anyone is interested! You’re so sweet! 🙂 I’ll have to paint another coordinating one for you … odd numbers make a great display!

I'd love to hear your thoughts?

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

We are so happy!

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Fabiola & Juan

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2018-08-14T17:31:23-07:00

Fabiola & Juan

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and helping us feel comfortable in front of the camera.

She is extremely talented!

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

Bailey

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2018-08-14T18:58:46-07:00

Bailey

She is an amazing woman, with a fabulous eye for creativity.

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

Food Photographer

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!
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