Why I’m actually excited about this fall semester

I’ve been in college for two years now. I’ve gone from majoring in history to majoring in early childhood education to then contemplating just about 20 other majors and hating all of them.

I couldn’t seem to find my “passion” that apparently everyone miraculously finds their first or second year of college. You see, art to me was always just a hobby, not something that I could make a career out of oh no! Growing up I always heard “you’ll be a starving artist!” And “you’ll never find work!” But the more I have researched the more untrue those statements are.

It wasn’t until about two weeks ago I was talking to a friends grandmother, let’s call her Katherine, (she’s super cool), that I realized my passion was art. Katherine was asking me about what I was going to college for and what I wanted to do with my life when I reluctantly told her I had quit halfway through this semester because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I told her that I can’t find my calling and that until I do I’m not going back to school. Well can you believe what Katherine said? “I know exactly what your passion is.” I was freaking dumbfounded. How could she know when I didn’t? Katherine proceeded to say, “your face lights up like I’ve never seen before when you talk about art. That’s what your passion is.”

The past few weeks I have been researching schools and programs and I won’t bore you with the details but I finally realized graphic design is what I want to do with my life.

So for the first time of my college career I am truly excited for the upcoming semester! I am officially going to start my journey as a graphic design major!

Well.. My first post

My first post you see, will be pretty dang sucky. I just want to introduce myself and how it is I came across my love for art!

To start off, I’ve always loved “the arts.” Music has always been my favorite thing and I have always appreciated art. Graphic design, paintings, knitting, etc. etc.. A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to start my own little projects. I took a trip to Michael’s and decided that I would buy a pair of knitting needles and some yarn so that I could knit some scarves. I did knit some scarves! For five months..

About a year later once I realized knitting was too boring for me, I decided to take another trip to Michael’s to start embroidering. I definitely enjoyed it and would still love to continue embroidering but again, it was too boring to be doing all the time. Needless to say, I finished one embroidery hoop project and still never finished my second.

Five months after my embroidery phase, I decided to again take another trip to Michael’s. I decided this time, to get a cheap set of watercolors, a $6 set of paintbrushes, and a small watercolor paper pad. I didn’t end up trying watercolor until about a month after I bought those supplies and when I did, I painted myself a Harry Potter bookmark. I absolutely loved painting. I still wasn’t sure if this was just another art phase of mine until I continued to keep painting.

Many paintings later, about 15 trips to Blick, and much money sent on supplies (lol), I am still here painting and loving it more and more every time I do! If you actually read this, thank you for taking the time out to support me and my art adventures!