I have decided to write a tiny bit about ME.
Who is Cindy Williams?
I am a wife, mother, grandmother…. I am a crystal healer, aromatherapist, and have diplomas in other alternative therapies. But my most favorite thing is… ART! I LOVE to draw and paint and I love being an artist.
The funny thing is, one of the earliest things I can remember (I was about age 5)… when I was asked what I want to be when I grow up… my answer was “I’m going to be an artist”.
That statement just came to me a while back again. In 2009, call it Serendipity, coincidence, whatever… I met an artist who was having workshops on the day I didnt work. So I was able to attend his workshops and I didn’t think I had what it takes to be an artist. I went three times and I said “If I don’t ‘get it’ today, I quit!” And suddenly, things “clicked” and I wondered why it was so hard. Maybe I made it really hard to understand. hmmm…
I found out how really easy it is, I still can’t believe it. Maybe I was really meant to do this! Well, I did say when I was 5, that I was going to be an artist when I grow up.
Maybe there is a lesson to be learned here. “Out of the mouths of Babes”…
You may be surprised what wisdom comes from children. Maybe we should listen more to what children have to say. I can remember I had confidence when I was a child. Only as I got older, grew into 9, 10, teens, people start telling you to shut up, and your ideas are crap, you dream too much, start living in the real world…..
As an adult now, I am having to UNLEARN all the things that I “learned”… I am my own person, even though just realizing it in my 40’s… I am certainly not free yet, too many monsters and skeletons in the closet. But day by day, can see more daylight at the end of the tunnel.
That is why I am doing Morning Pages as suggested in “The Artist’s Way” book by Julia Cameron. It gets all my whinging and monsters, demons, skeletons, on the paper and clears my head. And then I tear it up. It helps to get my head CLEAR.
I love learning… When I am not working, I am READING. I love it… I have 3 bookcases FULL of wonderful books. One bookcase is for ART, one bookcase is my healing books (reference books), and the third is “OTHER”… But I love to escape this “reality” and with writing the morning pages every day, I certainly can empty my head of the awful stuff, and enjoy the good stuff.
In the next couple of months, I am thinking of changing the way I am doing my art. I also am going to keep my traditional way of doing art, but I am going to delve into some new things too, like watercolor (again), acrylics… etc..
Stay tuned for some more of “about me”… when I get around to it 🙂
Did I say…. I am American, married a wonderful British man, moved to UK.