Anyway, I have always been doing something. Making little crafts for birthdays, holidays, baby showers, and lots of other things. Art was my favorite class in school, not only because there was no homework, but it was just the best time of day for me. I found it a great way to relax and explore different mediums.
About 10 years ago this sweet lady from my church decided to take me under her wing and put me in her summer art class. I actually grumbled at it, can you believe that? The reason being, it was a drawing class. I couldn't draw to save my life, my stick figures were horrible. But I went anyway.
I don't know who or what in the world told her that I loved art....or who was crazy and thought I should draw, but she had an instinct and acted on it. I am forever thankful that she did. She taught me how to open my mind and my talents. And can you believe I actually learned that I am good at drawing? Now I can't just draw from imagination I do need a picture...but still it is so much fun!
This is the 3rd charcoal drawing I ever did. It's of our dog Samurai Jack. He died a few years ago though.
And now that same lady thought I should come to her oil painting classes, so I jumped at that opportunity. And guess what?!? It is one of my favorite days of the week yet again, even if it is a Monday!
Here is one of the paintings I completed in her class.
Recently I have been working on several projects. I have been making some room decor for my almost 2yr old niece, working on a drawing for a friend, finished a painting for my nephew and working on a painting for myself. I'm actually painting a waterlily, using a picture I previously took. I hope it turns out as well as I have pictured in my mind.