Give me beautiful natural elements and moving subjects and I'll be more than eager to take a photograph! Image captured July 2022. Comment below of what types of images that you like to capture?
Hi there! It's been awhile since my fingers have met keys on my creative blog and I'm so glad that you are here reading my words. Didn't it seem like 2022 just flew by? And to think 2023 is just right around the corner. My year was filled with homeschooling and lots of enjoyable readings with my young learners. They are in their tweens so learning and engaging with one another have been such an enjoyment. I love seeing my children create, think, read, and follow their interests. Most of my creative time has been dedicated to my children's art resources and meeting my goal of about 1000 fun, low-prep art activities and resources for kids that even adults will enjoy doing. However, I wanted to switch gears for 2023 and I'm hoping to focus on pursuing one area of creative interests that I've had since I was a kid, and that is to write, illustrate, and publish children's books. I've been putting this on hold for awhile and my creative goals for 2023 are to work on children's books, to take courses that will challenge and push my art skills and to learn about this market. Wish me luck and with that note, I'm wishing you a creative journey in 2023. *Image captured by me, 2022
I'm excited to share my new print shop through the company, payhip, a place to open up your very own online shop (free of charge until you make a sale), and to share your creativity with the world and as a bonus, others can support your craft! This is a project that is slow in the making but I'm so glad I'm able to place my personal side projects for sale in one location! I'll be posting some of my curated greeting card designs (DIY and make it a fun craft project) and wall art prints (create a beautiful wall art) available instantly for purchase. Visit me at "You Are Thought Of Print Shop" and hope to see you there! Below are some examples of my product collections.
I just adore a beautiful black and white image with lovely font. This is a chalkboard inspired greeting card that you can purchase at my print shop. Enjoy and make it a creative day today!
This photograph was taken a few months ago and has significant meaning to me as the hummingbird, which I named Hummie, appeared to me after we loss our beloved dog, Zuke. The lost was painful but it was a peaceful one as he was ill for years and we were relieved that he was no longer in pain or uncomfortable. Hummie appeared in the sky at our backyard during a lovely day. I was so excited to see him as I adore birds. His appearance reminded me of God's grace and the impactful beauty that life continues to offer us despite any losses along the way. Count your blessings today.
Hi there! I'll be updating this list often (so I apologize if there are any repeats). My hope is that you'll fill up your own sketchbook with any of the ideas listed below. My personal goal is to do the same. The endless list below is a reference to help you start a sketch and my hope for you is to stretch your idea and grow your drawing skills! Check out the kid version here. I'll be updating this often so please come back, comment, share your creations on the comment section below. This list began on July 2, 2019 and was last updated on June 2022. Page breaks after a list of 50.
Stay tune for more ideas to be added to this list . . . Happy Drawing!
This is an image that makes me smile each time I see it. I remember wanting to play with perspective and being really low when capturing my son and nephew on a walk to a local river. I love the green colors in this photograph. Image captured, May 2018.
Black and white photographs intrigue and inspire me. These are some images of my son and a "battle" that he was in. Images captured, March 2018.
Hi there! One of my projects (the not so fun part) is to slowly downsize all of my creative files (trash double files or the ones that I will not get to, organize folders to easily find them and list art or photography pieces for free or for purchase). I wanted to share this 8 x 10" wall art print with you and hope you enjoy. It's free to download. Just print from your personal computer or at a print shop. Happy inspirations!
Since I was a young girl, I've had such a fascination with words and enjoyed writing poetry, journaling or putting my thoughts on paper. Realizing that it was due to my introversion that I find I express myself better on paper (or keyboard keys) than in spoken words was a relief. Lately, life has been challenging and in the busyness of it all, I had to learn to slow down once again. Navigating a chronic illness definitely requires one to slow down. And despite these challenges, I'm grateful to learn to slow down and I'm excited to be able to return to writing when the days aren't so hard. A few months ago I started to write poetry and focused on Haiku poetry, as it uses less words but still challenges creativity. Read more about Haiku here and I hope that you'll challenge yourself and try writing one too. Here's a Haiku I wrote as a tribute to the winter season, which is usually a challenging season for me:
HI, I'M SAROUM.
I'm excited that you are here! I'm a daughter of God (Gal. 3:26), military wife, grateful homemaker, homeschooling mom, and visual artist. Welcome to my online journal; a creative outlet for me to share and document some of my art projects and freebies with you. I hope your visit here will encourage you creatively.
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