As an artist with children (whom I’m homeschooling), I find it difficult to find or make time for just creating. It seems that poetry comes in spurts of inspiration, that photographing older kids doesn’t seem as rewarding as photographing precious, adorable babies, that I don’t have time to pull out pencils, pads and paints for drawing, and that I’m just trying to keep the house live-able – not beautiful. After each child, I’ve spent less and less time on doing creative things that I enjoy.
But, you know what? I also know that when the Lord gives us talents, we need to use them. I make an effort to be involved in our church choir to use my voice. I need to stop neglecting my other talents and creative abilities.
Do you know what I mean?
There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With homeschooling or helping kids with homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s barely time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting!
But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?
Maybe you’re like me in that your kids need to do something creative but you don’t know how to teach them. Craftsy offers FREE classes for you to take some time for yourself to create something. This could be a supplemental art class for your kids, and for yourself! You do them in your own time – no worry of missing out on a class or two.
Here are some of the classes offered:
Too good to be true, you say? How can they have so many free things, you say? Well, they give you a preview of the amazing classes for free, knowing that as you get more advanced, you’ll probably want to pay for the more difficult classes. Nothing wrong with that, right?
I hope you can start to bring that creativity back! It’s important for us to make the time for these things! Sometimes, when an itch is there, you’ve just gotta scratch it! 😉