Last week started off so well, or so I thought! Monday I went to my drawing class and then later in the day to my watercolor class. I love both courses. The drawing is taught at a local community center and the watercolor class is taught by a local watercolorist at a nearby high school. I’ve been having so much fun learning new skills, meeting new people and having a positive environment in which to practice these new skills. I’d been feeling stuck in a rut for quite a while with a number of things in my life. Especially with some friendships. This stepping out of the box has helped me realize that I need to better advocate for my own needs and let go of relationships that for one reason or another no longer worked for me. And while I treasure all the good things that came from those friendships, the not-so-positives finally helped me make some changes to say NO more often. It has left me with much more free time, and also a clearer head about what it is what I want for myself and for those who truly matter to me.
Ribbit! Or coming up for Air!
Monday last week was great. We did a still-life, which turned out to be quite challenging.
Monday evening in my watercolor class we worked on finishing projects and autumn leaves.
A couple of days later I went to run some errands and by the time I got home I felt rather sick. The kind of sick where you feel like you’d gotten hit by a truck. The Zendog had been ill with a really bad respiratory cold for a few days and I guess it finally had caught up with me that day. Needless to say, I’ve spent the last week mostly in bed and on the couch, coughing, sneezing and trying to stay warm. I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, I really get sick!
Elegant Writers are water-soluble and quite colorful with just a wet brush!
I did add some purple watercolor to the blossoms, but the not the cactus parts.
I had to postpone another trip to the Oregon Garden and cancel other plans, and I also missed my classes. Fortunately I’m on the mend and will start to catch up in my reader with all your posts. It might take a few days, but I’m working on that and also getting some new posts out.
Grapes or Wisteria? And I think I need a hungry baby bird inside the nesting box!
In the meantime I hope that you enjoyed a few of my favorite art projects,
one of which is Bart Simpson. I painted two of them:
one for each of our boys to remember watching this program together
with their mom when they were teenagers!
I hope you are healthy and in good spirits!