I’m a stay at home mom with three kids (all under 12 so they can’t be vaccinated yet) and my husband, who is a virologist, has been work from home for about 18 months now. Our house is too small (and halfway falling apart) for all of us to be here all of the time and for all of our meals to be cooked here. It’s been a rough year and a half … for everyone.
I didn’t realize how much I needed some sort of creative and relaxing outlet until I started using my Plate to Paper kit.
It’s charming and intensely satisfying to use. I’ve never been a painter or really done any sort of visual arts (at least since I was a child), so I’m a total beginner. But this kit has led me through some of the basics with the charming Japanese snacks and foods. My dad went to medical school in Japan so we have visited a few times and hope to return next year. Every so often one of my kids will look at the different foods and we will remember our middle of the night trips to 7-11 when we were last in Japan. My kids also enjoy commenting on my finished paintings and giving me advice. I hope to that by watching me paint, they are inspired to do some of their own creations. We already have a few snacks picked out that we would like to learn how to make at home!
I love that there’s a blank notebook and look forward to feeling confident enough to venture into my own creations.
I am trying to document and share some of my experiences and progress with Plate to Paper on my IG (wildgooseland) and my blog (www.wildgooseland.com). I hope that you’ll check those out.