My name is Wendy, hence the name of my blog "haceviento" (really two words hace viento/ it's windy in Spanish). I have three children, Yasmeen who will be 11 next month, Moses who turned 3 this past June, and Evelyn who turned 1 in August. I have a husband and I really do like being married (bad days and all ; ) Before children I had a lot of jobs over the years but my drawing and painting has been mainstay since I was a very small child.
Motherhood is great even with all of the insane challenges of each age group and allthough I spent the first number of years feeling as though I would never get to live out my passion for art and creating again, I have found that to be the furthest thing from the truth. The driving force in art is your creative mind and that comes in rather handy when you are juggling work, children, a marriage, and a shoestring budget. Somewhere knee deep into parenting it dawned on me that I should stop worrying about when I will be able to paint with oils again and start enjoying the creative process that is life. In doing so, I have learned how to ice a cake with a little flare, sew my children's clothes, decorate the house for a party from scratch (meaning no store bought decor allowed) and so much more. I find the victories of learning how to work with each new medium quite delightful and I plan to share many of them here...just bare with me as I figure out how to post photos, I haven't figured out how to get them laid out in any particular kind of way yet so for now they will pretty much be slapped up here where ever they land.
I will leave you with my ever so small but sweet victory of this week, felled seams. I have wanted to try my luck at them for months now and I finally did it! Couldn't contain myself all day yesterday as I babbled on and on about them to everyone who would listen. Oh, I should also mention it was a double victory as I had never made pockets before yesterday either, oh the joy of finally overcoming the fear of trying out something new and having it actually come out OK.