There are so many amazing people in my life who make art.
I know painters, musicians, jewelry craftsmen, knitters, sewers, just to name a few. I have always been one of those people who WANTED to make some amazing art, but I never felt I had the goods.
I’ve done it all, everything listed above, and I’ve learned this. I am not a musician, I appreciate it immensely in others and seeing my favorite bands and artists is one of the best things in the world to me.
I can’t make jewelry. Enough said.
I have painted, I like to paint, though I am so critical so quickly I always drop it. Maybe someday?
I can sew, but my mom borrowed my sewing machine, years ago, so oh well.
I do knit! I love to knit, the yarn shopping the patterns, the calming act itself. Would I say I’m an awesome knitter? Nah, but I can and do make some fun little gifts.
Now I’m only naming a few examples of art obviously, there’s so many amazing mediums out there to try & learn and fall in love with. I’ve always felt mediocre about my own non thriving talent.
But then I realized something, I do make art. It comes from my heart, my brain & my hands. It makes me happy when I’m doing it, it’s exciting for me the entire process. It also pleases those around me that I am able to share it with.
My favorite art form? Cooking, baking, feeding, nourishing. That’s MY art. I love every single second of it.
When a piece is complete and it’s so beautiful you need to take a photo, when the very scent of it through the house puts smiles on all the faces around.
The plans, the preparations, all enjoyable. Planning a meal with family and friends, one of the best feelings in the world.
Knowing I am taking care of people I love well and know exactly what’s going into their bodies, at least from the food I’m making is wonderful.
Keeping in mind that I am a non-meat eating gal & also trying to drop another 5lbs(I’ve already dropped 5 woo hoo!!!), when I’m cooking I’m taking care of myself as well.
It’s such a satisfying experience for me, and I’m proud that it’s the art form I am the best at.
We all gotta eat right? Might as well make it healthy, beautiful and delicious!
My other site, which has been quite neglected due to a good 6 months worth of some health stuff going on with my honey, has a few posts & recipes on it, but in case you are interested I will post the link for you.
My intent is to really really use my jenhelenecooks site much much more. There are so many foods I want to share! So check on it once in a while, maybe just maybe, there will be new stuff!
Just writing this post I want to be in the kitchen!!! What do you love to cook?