When I was young, my version of art was stickman with stick or square clothing. Although, I always admired people that were obvious artists, I never thought myself to be part of that group.
One day I was asked to accompany my sister-in-law to some tole painting classes. What I discovered there is that I could create with guidance and a plan but I never pursued this technique further.
Years later I was in a gift shop and I came across a stained glass window and knew then and there that I needed to explore this more. Within two weeks I was registered for a workshop and I learned the techniques. Once again I surprised myself with what I created.
Over the next years, I dedicated some time working with stained glass until a friend asked me to join her as she attend an oil painting class. As I had an inner desire to venture out to oil painting, I jumped on the chance and so began a deeper journey and unveiling of my artistic abilities.
I continually shock myself as I allow this long denied but always present part of me come to life.
What I know to be true, "even if you don't think you're an artist, you are", we simply need to trust and let go of what we think we know about ourselves and to be open to all the possibilities.