Updated: Aug 7, 2020
From Then until Now.
Do you remember doing crafts with your mom? Painting or making bracelets at family reunions. If you never experienced any of those things, I am deeply sorry for you. These memories and many more from my childhood made me love being creative.
My mom used to say that I could draw inside the lines at a very young age. I don't personally think this makes someone an artist. I think that drawing outside of the lines is also an art (an art that I have a hard time with). I think that everyone is an artist, but what kind of an artist each person is, is something you have to figure out yourself.
Every young child starts out with the basics. Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, and Water Colors. My mom is a creative person and always let me use whatever I wanted to make art. What started out as just painting, drawing, and sketching, then turned into Mod-Podge sculptures, prints and paper machete. I tried everything. She even let me use her expensive pastels on special occasions to create something beautiful.
I took art classes in High School, as most people do, and when people asked me what my favorite class was at school, can you guess my answer? I can tell you what it wasn't: English or Math. Being able to sit in a classroom and do art for work was definitely more entertaining for me than working with numbers or grammar (can you tell by my writing)? Don't get me wrong, I think math and English are very important and I tried my best in all of my classes, but we are talking about what I enjoyed the most. I found a love for art. I loved learning new mediums, art history, and sharpening my skills.
I have always had a hard time sticking to one thing. I want to be able to do it all, learn it all and be great at it all (no I am not power hungry haha). When Resin was introduced to me, I thought it was the coolest thing. I wanted to learn it and be great at it, just like with every medium I am introduced to.
So here I am, still learning. Because with Resin, there are so many things to learn and to try. I think that is why I am able to stick with this Medium. There is so much to learn. I love that it is different every single time. Each piece is so unique and special. I am excited to see where resin takes me and what I learn with it.
Thanks for following along with me on this journey as I learn and grow as a Resin artist.