Painting that is…
My final semester of college, I pretty much took art classes to fill my credit requirments. Painting, pottery, web design, some graphic design, you know, to round out my degree in English Literature. It did actually come in handy in my job outside of college, in case you were wondering.
Art is one of those relaxing things for me, kind of therapeutic, like writing. Since I’ve had kids, I haven’t really done much in the area of art. Getting out supplies and trying to work around the kids is just too hard most of the time.
But this time, I had a reason to get back into it. Noah is going to be doing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd this fall. The little atrium is brand new so all the families are pitching in to help pull together the materials we still need.
I volunteered to paint the little figures. The all white good shepherd isn’t my favorite. I do better when I can use some shading and different colored paints. But the other little people turned out well. I even snuck in some resemblances to our parish priest for the little priest figure. Jordan keeps telling me that my Good Shepherd looks like Chuck Norris. I’m not sure I see it though hahaOver the weekend, I put the final coating on everything. A few of the pieces still need to be glued, but other than that, everyone is finished and ready for the classroom. Maybe I should try to carve out more time for this kind of stuff. I know I say that now, but it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if it took me another few years to pick it up again.
Do you making crafting a priority?