I am thankful for my favourite nephew named Camden because he inspires me to try new things and do my artwork. I learn a lot from him. His Birthday is in June and I am currently three years behind on his birthday presents and birthday twoonies! He has been very patient!
I finished a large artwork piece the other day but felt waffle-y on the size of the paper and other various silly excuses not to do my work. Camden’s present has been haunting me since before his birthday THREE YEARS AGO! I made a list of steps to take to complete his gift(s). There are two parts to his gift.
- Twoonies for his 19, 20 and 21 birthdays
- Artwork from me
I have been giving him a twoonie for each year of his age for his birthday for about a decade now. I have something I need to say out loud to and about how he inspires me and I believe it will be useful to him to hear it.
For some reason I feel nervous about making him, or anyone my art. My “real” artwork, as I told my younger sister earlier today. Her response was, “have you been making fake artwork all this time?” I had been making what other people thought I should make. This stuff I do now is less restricted.
My nephew is very brave. Making a gift for him made me feel brave and try a new thing. I don’t normally paint but serendipity was pointing me in that direction. It feels good to do something I wouldn’t normally think of doing.
I am very thankful for him. Thinking about him makes me work more at being a good person and setting a good example for he and my niece.