About the difficulty of writing a blog ….for the first time …. HOW IT ALL BEGAN

This is my first blog ever – and even though I do not find it difficult to put thoughts onto paper – this is a challenge. Tried to research the internet on how to do it – well lots of good advice but does it help? No – not really – you are supposed to find a catching subject, get your audience interested, interact, promote the list goes on.
I should write about my art and my paintings but since this is the first time I am writing a blog I thought I write a bit about myself first – I will try not to bore you!

I have been drawing and painting as long as I can think of. As a small girl I was sitting with my grandmother copying images from children’s books. I could do it for hours and it is still so vividly in mind as it only happened yesterday – and it is a long time ago now.
Initially I was using coloured pencils and wax crayons, after that we used watercolours in school, but not in a way that a watercolourist would use it. Art was not something very high on the school agenda in those days, thankfully we now know how important art and creativity is for a young person’s development. In fact it is so important for all of us – but I will write about that in another blog. When I was about 12/14 I discovered oils and loved it. My parents bought me the equivalent to ‘painting by numbers’ and I learned a lot from it. I was even allowed in school to continue with it while my other class mates followed the school curriculum. Art has always been my favourite subject in school and I have always been very passionate about it.

I wanted to continue on my artistic path but life as so often writes different stories and has different ideas. I embarked on a journey into the commercial world by doing business studies and economics. I can’t say that I enjoyed it very much but it gave me a very good foundation for my future career, which I did and still enjoy. Painting was on a back burner for quite some years, niggling me ever so often saying ‘do not forget your passion for art’ and eventually my move to the United Kingdom brought it back to life.

If you are interested to learn more about my artistic path look out for my next blog. In the meantime I would be very interested to hear about your first painting experiences and how it all began. Please sent me messages through my website or engage with me on FB, Twitter or Instagram – I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you lots – till next time ❤️

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