When we bought this house, we saw this amazing space that most Floridians don’t have. A basement! Thankfully, our basement was finished and we already had ideas of how to use it. Thank you to the previous owner who left the not one, but two t.v. mounts in the same room to automatically claim that space as the “man cave.” The other room was free and I went ahead and claimed it as an art space. The only problem was that I didn’t want a a desk from Target or Walmart because they are seriously made of plywood with a cheap plastic wood impostor. I have had my share of the Target cubies and desks, but I had all this wood lying around that needed to be used up.
As most of you know, I have been teaching for 6 years now and have loved every minute of it. In my first days at Seacoast Charter as a kindergarten teacher, I remember fearing how I would fill the day up or how I would learn to manage 18 sets of eyeballs just wanting to play. Walking in the hallway was an adventure and bathroom time became way too much information.
Recently, I asked other creatives to view my site and constructively critique it as a customer. They were gracious enough to show me their sites and offer their opinions. I truly appreciate them taking the time to check it out. At the very bottom of my website, I added Scripture. I could’ve chosen my favorite quote about art and creativity. I could’ve left it blank. I could’ve chosen to put my own words onto the page. I could’ve, but didn’t. I chose a discreet way of sharing God’s word.
When I started wood burning, I didn’t know if I would get better. They were the times of experimenting with the amount of heat, the various tips for my burner, the time alone, when I improved with my craft. For 6 years of time, I laid art aside. There isn’t time to love a hobby when you are getting your education.