Yes, I have renewed an old passion from years ago! Back in the 70s my number one hobby was painting. I stopped painting in 1982 when my life changed drastically and I had to go to work full time. I hadn't worked in 21 years, staying home raising our two daughters. Going back into the workplace was not easy, computers were new and I had quite a time learning how to use them - one of the many reasons I stopped painting. Long story short - fast forward 32 years: I decided to go to a painting class to see if I could still paint. What do you think?
It's kinda like riding a bicycle, it comes back quickly!
Here's how it started - for Mother's Day and my May birthday my daughters gave me gift cards, one was from Hobby Lobby. I decided to use it on an oil painting kit:
I still had my old brushes, stored in this cute brush holder I made. See the 70s calico print fabric!
These are so neat the way they fold up:
The flap covers the brushes:
Then folds together and ties for safe storage:
By the way, I had my 70s kitchen decorated in that red and yellow calico fabric, complete with ruffled tie-back curtains on the window. Really cute!
So my dining room table has been a bit too busy for tablescapes, but they will be back soon. I have one planned to join Cuisine Kathleen's August Let's Dish Challenge. I think the theme is "End of Summer."
I also have more plans of painting since I'm enjoying it again!
My husband loves the painting, he was surprised, maybe I was a little too!