As a young child I was always wanting to play and make a mess – I looked quite angelic and sometimes I was clean, but often I was playing in the dirt or getting messily creative. This is a rare photo of me still clean, sitting on the step with my Dad. I was a very happy, chatty 5 year old.
Fast forward 47 years …. and how life has changed. I am now an artist and creative coach and I get paid for not only being messy but also helping others get messy!
In fact all of my creative exploits have inspired my Dad to become a creative too. In his early 70’s he has taken up painting, I am so very proud of him for trying out something new. And so this week while I have been visiting with my parents in the UK I got the opportunity to be the teacher, and show my Dad what I teach others to do. We’ve have been creating owl pictures for my niece and nephew and excuse the pun …. we’ve been having a hoot!
It just goes to show that it is never too old to learn something new. I’ve taught people in their mid 90’s to paint for the very first time and they have absolutely loved it. If you are telling yourself you can’t paint, can’t draw or are not creative think again – my Dad will tell you it’s never too late to give it a go.
Let me show you how easy it is and how much fun it is – join me for my next Painting Happiness Workshop on 17th July – you will love it (I promise) and absolutely no skill required.
There are just a few spaces left for Painting Happiness in July – click here for more information or to book.