By Granny Eardley May 17, 2016
Oh my goodness. I had not written in this blog for quite a few weeks, and then when I did write a post I put it under the pages section. For the life of me I couldn’t find it for a while. I became so frustrated, I just decided to stay away for a bit. I’m baaaack.
Grandkids I know you will think I am just so slow when it comes to tech stuff. And you are right. I should take a class and I just may do that one of these days. Right now though I am busy learning how to paint. Yes, that’s right, your granny is learning something new. Remember in a previous post I said we are never too old to learn new things? So this granny, who is 60, is beginning to learn how to paint. Right now with acrylics and soon with watercolors. Keeping an art journal helps me draw frequently. I will post 3 or 4 of my more recent pics. Most I like but one not so much.
The reason I started the art journal was because I was struggling with writing in my regular journal. Recently, when I would begin an entry in my writing journal, I would be finished after only 2-3 sentences. I was not in the mood. After writing one for 45 years this had me confused. When I had the counseling business I would often encourage some of my therapy clients to keep an art journal so I started keeping one myself. Oh what a change.
I am sleeping better, I have lost 6.5 lbs in the last 3 weeks. My knees even hurt a little less. With all of these positive changes, I will definitely continue the art journal. And once I get my knees fixed next year, I plan to attend an art retreat. I want to meet others who enjoy being creative. Between making mosaics, learning about colors and paint, I am staying busy in my new life of retirement. And my mind is being stimulated.
See grandkids it is never too late to learn new things. I plan to be a lifetime student and learn as many new things as possible. What a grand retirement it will be