Friday, May 17, 2013

Countdown, Day 6: When I Grow Up

Day 6 of the countdown...almost there!!!

Since Day 2's post (you can read it here), and really a lot of the posts lately are along the same lines, I've been thinking a lot.  I mentioned that I am having a slight identity crisis.  I've been a good faker for a long time.  

So I decided to start thinking of words that describe what I want to be.  At first, I thought I was going to have a hard time, but once I got going it was hard to stop!  I think I could still be writing if I had more room on the page:

When I grow up I will be...
I had a fun time playing around with different lettering (which is something I want to get better at).  I really like the "when I grow up I will be" and the "happy"'s meant to look like a little kid's handwriting.  I just wrote it with my left hand (I write right handed normally).  I think I like that the best.  

One good thing about my 'wish' list above is that I am already some of these things!  So that makes me happy...

Other things on my list are going to require a lot of work!  I'm at a good starting point, I think.  I'm ready for a change, and I'm willing to put forth the effort to try to make these positive traits my own.  

I made this the 'when I grow up' list, because right now I feel a little unsure and a little naive, just like the shy little girl I drew.  I know that there will be challenges and a lot to learn.  But instead of being cynical and pessimistic, I'm going to approach it with the unadulterated enthusiasm of youth.  So look out world...I've got my crayons and I'm on a mission!


  1. Nice tribute to Cheryl for those name plates she's been making. I love that you used your left hand for some of the journaling. Some of the things on your list have been achieved already... like funny, silly, bold, passionate, mysterious, daring and the one I really want to stress, "Enough". Sweets, you are all of those and more. Love you bunches!!! Pam

    1. It really does look like Cheryl's name plates...I'm happy you pointed it out; that is so cool! I didn't realize it...imitation is the highest form of flattery...I guess my subconscious brain loves Cheryl just as much as the conscious part!

      Thank you for all your kind words! You make me very happy!

  2. Oh Sweets this is so incredible, I so love it and your insight! You are such a dear! I am truly flattered that my name plates have inspired your muse! <3

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I know I great idea when I steal it...I mean, see it... :)

      Our muses get along so well! When we move into our artist colony, we will have to make sure we live right next door to each other!!! :D


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