1•1•2 April 22, 2011 on Flickr.
This is one of my favorite photos of me, which is odd, because it’s only my hand.  When this photo was taken I was in a creativity workshop, in the spring of 2011.  The workshop was crucial in reawakening myself as an artist, something that I had sidelined for years.
I suffered some blows in my personal and creative life in the summer of 2010, and looking back on it now, I am glad that I did.  Going through one of the hardest times in my life forced me to examine areas where I had become comfortable or complacent - and my creativity was something that I had let slip.  I simply had settled into a rhythm where I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t being creative any more.  I didn’t even describe myself as an artist.
This workshop helped change that.  Over the course of three weeks I was reminded that I had skills, and more than that, something to offer.  
Since then I’ve transitioned to someone that identifies first as an artist, and no longer shies away from sharing my creativity with others.  I am beyond glad that I decided to put myself out on a limb - even without realizing it - to reawaken a part of myself that I didn’t realize had been asleep.

1•1•2 April 22, 2011 on Flickr.

This is one of my favorite photos of me, which is odd, because it’s only my hand.  When this photo was taken I was in a creativity workshop, in the spring of 2011.  The workshop was crucial in reawakening myself as an artist, something that I had sidelined for years.

I suffered some blows in my personal and creative life in the summer of 2010, and looking back on it now, I am glad that I did.  Going through one of the hardest times in my life forced me to examine areas where I had become comfortable or complacent - and my creativity was something that I had let slip.  I simply had settled into a rhythm where I didn’t even realize that I wasn’t being creative any more.  I didn’t even describe myself as an artist.

This workshop helped change that.  Over the course of three weeks I was reminded that I had skills, and more than that, something to offer.  

Since then I’ve transitioned to someone that identifies first as an artist, and no longer shies away from sharing my creativity with others.  I am beyond glad that I decided to put myself out on a limb - even without realizing it - to reawaken a part of myself that I didn’t realize had been asleep.

2•9•3 October 19, 2012 on Flickr.
Just putting this out there. Sorry for the shameless plug, but you can find prints of my photos and original art at http://megancwelch.etsy.com.

2•9•3 October 19, 2012 on Flickr.

Just putting this out there. Sorry for the shameless plug, but you can find prints of my photos and original art at http://megancwelch.etsy.com.

"Every villain is the hero in his own story." • by Megan WelchAcrylic on board.
I love how this painting turned out.  I will be putting prints in my etsy show as soon as I can. http://megancwelch.etsy.com

"Every villain is the hero in his own story." • by Megan Welch
Acrylic on board.

I love how this painting turned out.  I will be putting prints in my etsy show as soon as I can. http://megancwelch.etsy.com

Pieces of Suburbia • February 4, 2014

Pieces of Suburbia • February 4, 2014

I started this piece as a vision board of sorts in/around July 2013, and just finished it on New Years Day.

I started this piece as a vision board of sorts in/around July 2013, and just finished it on New Years Day.

The dessert plates in my dining set are done.  Now they just need to be fired.

The dessert plates in my dining set are done.  Now they just need to be fired.

Ever been interested in owning a print of one of my paintings?  Now you can!  Visit http://megancwelch.etsy.com and use the coupon code TUSTINARTWALK2013 to get 15% off.
(Sorry for the shameless self-promotion.)

Ever been interested in owning a print of one of my paintings?  Now you can!  Visit http://megancwelch.etsy.com and use the coupon code TUSTINARTWALK2013 to get 15% off.

(Sorry for the shameless self-promotion.)

Tustin Art Walk • October 19, 2013

This was my second year participating in Tustin Art Walk.  Since their art walks are only once a year, they’re kind of a big deal and I really enjoy doing them.

It was a pretty awesome day of watching people interact with my art and visiting with friends.

Thank you to everyone who came out!!!  

To anyone that couldn’t come out, keep an eye on my etsy store (megancwelch.etsy.com), I’ll be posting everything I didn’t sell at art walk there as soon as I can!
Tustin Art Walk • October 19, 2013
This was my second year participating in Tustin Art Walk.  Since their art walks are only once a year, they’re kind of a big deal and I really enjoy doing them.
It was a pretty awesome day of watching people interact with my art and visiting with friends.
Thank you to everyone who came out!!!  
To anyone that couldn’t come out, keep an eye on my etsy store (megancwelch.etsy.com), I’ll be posting everything I didn’t sell at art walk there as soon as I can!
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September 2, 2013 • Megan

A new piece about 80% finished.  As you can see the top is still lacking something.  I just haven’t decided what that something is yet.

erikamegan365:

September 2, 2013 • Megan

A new piece about 80% finished.  As you can see the top is still lacking something.  I just haven’t decided what that something is yet.

I started painting again today and it feels so good!  Not sure where all the pieces are going yet, but I have at least three queued up.  It’s funny what happens when you practice creativity purposefully.