I gave up on art... but now I'm back!

I don't know if there is anyone else there that would love to draw and paint in their spare time, but they never find the chance to sit down and just DO IT. I've been trying to "get better" for such a long time, and looking back just makes me frustrated. 

As many of you know, I have been out of school for a year and a half now, and I would say that my artistic abilities have come to a slow, excruciatingly frustrating stand-still. My career has taken me away from the creative industry and into this weird, customer service based world of soft skills.

I'm not saying soft skills aren't great to have, and believe me, I need the experience. I just feel that my actual artistic ability is no longer developing.

I realize that I need to take extracurricular skills development into my own hands. It is a difficult thing to do when you have so many things to balance in your life.

Once again, I will try to come up with a plan in hopes that I actually follow through...

1. FINISH OUTSTANDING TASKS - I'm one of those people that start a million things and then I never finish them (sound familiar?). I'm going to try and get all these creative projects and move them forward until they are finished.

2. POST MY PROGRESS - I'm going to start posting the things that I actually finish. Some of them are crafts, but I think they are still worth posting.

3. FINISH ANOTHER OUTSTANDING TASK - Once I finish one task, I'll try to complete another one. I'll let you know when these tasks are finally over and I can make a new creative plan.

Hopefully I can get this blog up and running again... Wish me luck!


  1. Go Nicole! Go go go, I support your artistic endeavors!!

  2. Thanks so much Annie! I appreciate the comment :D

  3. Good on ya for getting back into it! Your work is uberfantastic. I myself paint, draw etc and often give up when frustrated, such a slow progression in my work. It can be a lonely hobby, so its great to see you sharing this with the wider world.

  4. So great to see you are not giving up as it is easy to do this when frustrated at the slow progression, I myself get so impatient with my own progressions, I just wish I could get better faster! It can be a lonely hobby, so great to see you sharing with the wider world. Fantastic work Nicole!