My maternal Granny was an artist. Apart from also being an amazing piano player, knitting and crocheting beautiful blankets and jerseys for us grandchildren, baking the best cheese scones I have ever tasted, a Scrabble Queen, and a poet – she wrote some amazing poetry!
She was an extremely talented individual. 😉
Her paintings were often shown at local art exhibitions, and she even managed to sell quite a few. She was brilliant with both watercolours, and oils.
I often think that my small abilities/talents in all these areas (nowhere near as great as hers were!) have a lot to do with her. Because Granny was the one who taught me to knit. When I expressed such love for her scones, she taught me to make them – but mine have never tasted as good as hers did 😉 She included me in her and Grampie’s games of Scrabble – I eventually beat my much older brothers. When she was typing on her old typewriter, I would be sitting reading her poems – and sometimes she would take a break and explain to me the things I didn’t quite understand.
The smell of oil paints was a favourite for me as a child….because I would be sitting at a table not far from her, with a small easel of my own, having been allowed to play with her older watercolours.
I spent a lot of time as a child at my grandparents home. And I know I am speaking about Granny here… but I spent more time with Grampie 😛 😉 But the point of telling you about Granny today, is to share a hobby of mine with you.
I am nowhere near as good as Granny, but I love to paint and create 😉 I do a lot of homemade gifts for friends and family… and sometimes even take requests from them to make gifts that they want to pass along to someone else. So I thought that today I would show you some of my stuff, just for fun 😉
Please share with me one hobby that you have 😉
One of my favourite items that I painted is my Cracked Pot. I bought him as a plain old ceramic, and handpainted him. He reminds me of the saying, ”We are all broken – that’s how the light gets in.” I smile every time I look at him 😉
For Christmas, I painted these plain wooden boxes and filled them with treats, and a bottle of wine, as gifts for friends 😉 (handpainted writing – not so great, but it was cherished 😉 )
And there’s my frog in my garden… (it’s Autumn here now, and everything is a lot drier than it should be because we have water restrictions too… but he really shines in Spring and Summer when I plant a bunch of purple petunias around him 😉 )
So I’m no great painter.. but it’s something I enjoy 😉
Please remember to share one of your hobbies with me 🙂
Be safe, and be well ❤