I thought this move would be easier; moving home, seeing people I know, shopping in familiar places. Now I'm not so sure. We've been home a little over 2 months and my mind is still mush. But, then again, I'm writing this as I am starting to recover for either a cold or sinus infection. It didn't knock me out but it sure has sapped my energy this last week.
That said, I was lucky enough to take 2 painting classes this week. I took my 1st in December, with my niece, and it was a blast.
The girl who was the art teacher in the middle school I taught in retired the same year I did. Then he and her husband started spending 100% of their time in her art studio/gallery.
Over the years she has moved to a much larger building and the business has blossomed.
Last winter, I think, she started to give "Pop a Cork and Paint" classes. I was eagerly waiting to move home so I could take them. I finally got signed up for the "Snowman" class in December. funny thing about it is I had commented on a friends "Snowman" painting from a class she took this summer. She gave it to me s a Welcome Back present. So now I have my Snow Man and her Snow Woman.
|Paula's Snow Man and Peggy's Snow Woman|
During the December class my niece and I signed up for the January "Pop a Cork and Paint a Penguin" class. Again, it was a blast . . . even though I was in that part of the cold/sinus infection where my body was really fighting to throw it off. Several people asked if I was sick. I said, "No, I just have to concentrate on breathing and that is slowing down my painting." LOLOL
|I wanted him to look like he was "waddling" down a snow bank.|
I also told people I wanted him to look like he had been on a "bender."
I think I accomplished that. Doesn't he look like he is a "Weeble?"
One day I would like to take some one on one classes so I can develop the knack of painting without brushstrokes. For some reason I just can't get that down :(