Welcome to the Journey to Creativity

Hi! My name is Helen Flanagan-Sullivan. I currently live in Morgantown WV with my husband, youngest daughter and two ornery cats.

It’s been a long journey to get here. While raising three daughters, I worked full time as well as obtained two college degrees, AND opened a Real Estate Brokerage. I have spent the last 20 years in the real estate industry and I am finally at a place where I can take a deep breath, regroup, and renew.

My interest in art came about in an unexpected way. My husband and I read each night. But one night it was different. He sat beside me as always, opened a sketch pad, opened an instruction book, took out a #4B pencil, and started sketching. The scritch, scritch, scritch of pencil to paper got to me, not in a negative way, it made my heart jump! I tried not to look, but I couldn’t help but peek at what he was doing. It didn’t take long before I picked up my own pencils and sketchpad and I haven’t stopped since. This all started in November of 2019, so I am at the beginning of the learning curve. But I am learning, still carving out time in my day, to sketch, to mix watercolor and have another go at it.

My goal is to share links to pages and teachers I use in the hopes that it may help others. Together, we will learn and share.

I welcome you to share your thoughts and progress as we journey together. I look forward to hearing from all of you!

The first two pencils I used, worn down to nubs. 🙂