Tuesday, October 8, 2013

to be, or not to be... talented

a couple weeks ago, brock and i went to a talent show.

i call it that, but that is being very generous. i mean, there were some talented kids and folks, but overall, it was.... talentless. and it made me realize something: we, as a society connected in every form of the word, have become talentless. 

i don't mean completely, but just think. when you were a kid, talents shows were full of variety, skill, and... well, talent. now they are just filled with parents wanting to show off their kids, a few musical happy numbers [which are fine! but not remotely amazing], and sometimes just downright heartbreaking lack of talent. 

it's sad really. and it made me question myself. what talent have I really worked on developing lately? i don't think being a master pinner is a talent. and super speedy texter isn't either. how about instagram-o-maniac? nah? didn't think so...

i would like to say i have a talent for writing. [we will leave it at that and have no further discussion] so i feel like i am using and developing that. but i haven't drawn a solid picture in quite sometime, i haven't written a song since high school, and let's face it, my sewing skills are getting pushed to the side with the rest. 

i don't know what i'm good at anymore. and so i've decided to change that. 

a couple days after this so called talent show, i enrolled in an online html class [to help my blogging experience, not to stay connected]. i'm totally loving it and learning something new and useful is so exiting. the website i'm taking this class on has tons of other classes from art to music to blogging to marketing. they are pretty reasonably priced, too. i would recommend checking them out. checkout Skillshare here.

i've also decided to start two new art projects. one is for kitchens: i want to make some place-mats and cloth napkins for my kitchen. inspiration here.

the second project i can only tell you what kind it is, because I am making this for two someones who might stop by. they are paint projects combined with stenciling. when they are finished and given, i promise to share. i'm making one for my house, too.

so there you have it. three things i'm going to work on developing: computer skills, painting skills, and sewing skills. I plan to be through with all three projects by the end of the year, that's three months!  what talent are you going to work on?  

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