So it begins…

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

After years of family and friends telling me (or hounding me if we’re going to be honest here) I have finally decided to start a blog about my artwork.

Since we don’t know each other that well, or maybe we do depending upon who you are, I will have to start by saying that there is a reason I haven’t started blogging sooner.

Children.

As I have told my children many times, I was not born to be a mother, I became one. I chose to support their little lives and help instill good morals, teachings, Christian values and help shape their little characters to be the best version of themselves when they are ready to face the world. This, as you can guess or relate, is not easy. But it is a choice and a choice I take seriously. I don’t believe children stop our lives. They can deter it a bit, but in what way has life not turned you around , and sometimes for the better?

I haven’t started sooner because I wanted to be sure I had ‘mothering’ down before taking time to pursue illustrating and writing. Well, to tell you now, that plan is not a success, nor is it a fail. It’s ‘ongoing’. I have since found out that I won’t ever have ‘mothering’ down pat and should just learn to make time for dreams and goals. While that wasn’t an easy lesson learned, I am glad I have followed through. I wouldn’t be able to do that without my backup team (family and friends).

So now that it has OFFICIALLY started, I want to say….

HI!

I am excited to have you follow me along on my art/writing journey! I will keep you updated with new (and some throwback) artwork, books, writings, travels, the whole nine yards. I pull a lot of inspiration from music, scenery, life events and pretty much anything that moves me.

Artwork for this post is titled ‘weathering the storm’ I had created it during one of the hardest times in my life. I was at my most vulnerable point and completely lost. At a certain point during that I had to remind myself that tomorrow still comes regardless of whats going on and I need to stand strong everyday even when it feels impossible. Once I completed this drawing, it felt like everything poured out of me into the picture. I felt stronger because of it. I hold it close to my heart as a reminder of what I have overcome.

 

12 thoughts on “So it begins…

  1. I’m so much the same as you…I’m just starting now to share my art. Looking forward to starting the journey with you. We can both invite people to share with us as well.

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  2. I love this art piece! You are extremely talented Madelyn and your friends and family are just as lucky to have you in their lives as you are to have them in yours. 😃

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  3. “Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.” While I wish this family was closer, thanks for giving us a glimpse into something we may never of had the chance to delve into together. I hope this is not always the case but either way, I’m proud to be related to such an amazing mother, wife, friend and most importantly a woman. God bless in all you do.

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  4. You must be Mad!…nice to meet you Mad!

    I’m biblodiac…you can call me bibbly : )

    yer art is great wummin!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work!

    Cheers me dear!

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  5. And do I began 3 years ago, saying ‘All this I’ve written, it’s been worthwhile as long as at least one person sees it.’ In those years I haven’t ‘chased’ followers and yet they’ve accrued. I’ve also found true friends through my blog. So I wish you as great and greater success. .

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  6. You are a tough little cookie! Keep reaching for the stars and never, ever lose that persistent spirit of creativity within you.
    May God bless your life now and always xxooxx

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