Our assignment is to create a timeline for our creative journey. I loved this because it really made me
stop and think just how far I've come. When I was in grammar school, I used to love to color
and do all kinds of art work. It was never really encouraged. In fact I can think back even further to
before I started school. My mother used to give me finger paints to play with on a
rainy day. That was really a treat. I also remember summer camp and arts and crafts. Recently I found
some old papers my mom kept. One was a "report card" from my camp. The counselor
wrote "Marilyn does not seem to hold much interest in hiking and sports. She is
much more interested in painting and crafts". I had to laugh -- I showed the inclination from a young
age. I just didn't start until my 50's.
This is the journey.......
I started rubber stamping thinking I would save all kinds of money making my own greeting
cards!!! What a laugh. Years later I had spent fortunes on stamps and various must-have
supplies. I graduated into different mediums, and it has all been a lot of fun. I have become addicted to
photography and digital editing. My how time flies when I'm having fun!! I did not include this year.
I'm taking yet another class with Kim (and Xanthe) and continuing on with my photo edits in