Much like Michael Scott declaring bankruptcy, I have decided to declare myself an artist. Do I have any training you ask? No. Do I know what I am doing in any way, shape, or form? No. Does all of what I do know about painting come from an $8 booklet called "Everything You Need to Know About Painting with Oils"? Yes. And so I declare it: "I am an artist".
And much like Oscar telling Michael that you cannot simply declare something and expect anything to happen; my husband also told me "Amy, you cannot just say that you are an artist and then expect something to happen". And that is when I told him "I didn't just say it, I declared it". And so now I am waiting for something to happen. And guess what the best part is, I really have absolutely no idea what I want to have happen, nor do I expect anything to actually happen anyways. But here is what I do know. I know that for some reason God gave me a love for art and painting. I know that I am constantly thinking about something that I should be painting. I know that I am forever saying, "oh I could paint that" (sometimes I can, and sometimes I cannot). And I also know that there was no way I would ever pay $5,000 for a painting of a giraffe's face, when I could get kind of close myself.
So during nap time, I made an attempt. I can count on one hand the number of times I have painted with oil paints, but you have to start somewhere. No, mine is not done. And no, mine is not worth $5,000. And no, I cannot figure out how to keep my oil colors from blending together and getting all muddy looking (maybe that is why Bob charges $5,000 for his work), but at least I am giving it a shot. How about you? Have you ever declared something and then by the grace of our good Lord...made it happen? I would love to hear about it if you have. My sister declared herself a photographer and then made it happen. And just tonight my husband said that he has declared himself a race car driver, and he fully expects for a race car to show up in our driveway tomorrow morning. What a funny man he is... he thinks he is being sarcastic, but I'm likin' the way he's thinkin'.