Saturday, March 12, 2011


it's been awhile, hasn't it? ;) but here i am, finally!
this past week i have been reflecting on what sparked my creativity as a child. i could write "my family" in here & that would be the truth! but what has stood out to me these last few days, is a green, tin bread box, that was housed in a tin shed. a shed that was located in my back yard. this green tin, was overflowing with tubes of paints! my dad's paints from when he was in art school. i would itch to get my hands on them every time we had to park out bikes in that shed.
i was very intrigued and couldn't wait to have a tin full of my own "real" paints!=)
now, i have a room full of my own paints & supplies, but it is so hugely inspiring & special to recall all those moments i opened that shed & saw those paints & heard them calling my name!!!
the green, tin bead box, is now sitting in my parents' kitchen. high above the cabinets. and every once in a while, when my eyes land on it, i smile inside myself, and remember when it was full of colorful, delightful paints!


  1. My mother found a used Jon Gnagy drawing kit at a military thrift store to fuel my interest, at about age 9, to draw. Both of my parents would draw for us. My mother made paper dolls and sketched roses for us to embroider. I couldn't wait to be an artist. It was all I ever wanted.

    Still waiting.

    Jon Gnagy
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Jon Gnagy (January 13, 1907 - March 7, 1981) was a self-taught artist most remembered for being America's original television art instructor, hosting You Are an Artist, which began on the NBC network. On May 16, 1946, Jon Gnagy was the first "act" on the first television program broadcast from the antenna atop the Empire State Building. Gnagy pioneered drawing on television in America from the early 1950s throughout the 1960s on his program, Learn to Draw, and his popular art kits are still available.

  2. you are soooo an artist, sarah!!! you inspire me!