I'm taking an on-line class with Misty Mawn called "Face to Face", she teaches how to draw faces. This class is for 6 weeks and is a learn at your own pace. This style of class is my favorite because it seems like the pressure is off. The private Facebook group is extremely encouraging and supportive.
I've been devouring the training videos and filling up on knowledge. I realized that I was so absorbed in the videos that I wasn't drawing. I made a conscious decision to jump right in and do my first drawing. I started with pencil then shaded with charcoal. What do you think so far?
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
On Wednesday, we have another creative Late Bloomer who will be sharing her story.
Be sure to mark your calendar and go over to the site to read more about her. http://www.imalatebloomer.com
Sunday, March 3, 2013
As some of you may know, most of my artwork is created because of something I may be feeling at the time or is something I know I need to work on. My artwork is under an umbrella titled "Simple Truths/Simple Reminders". They are simple truth and simple reminders for me as well as for others. I hope you enjoy my latest piece. For some reason, not sure why, this one touches me deeply. Must be an indicator...
Friday, March 1, 2013
My friend, Heather, and I have been setting aside time on Thursdays to do something together. What we do is usually spontaneous. We laugh together, we have deep conversations together and we overcome fear together. Fear-like visiting the art guild thinking it was out of our league as artists. We even skipped down the side walk to psyche ourselves up only to realize that we actually fit right in. (imagine that!) What a profound message we learned, "we had nothing to fear, except fear itself". There is this spiritual meditation place that we have both wanted to learn more about yet we never acted on it. On one Thursday we visited it together and it ended up being a very delightful place. We chatted with two ladies in there and I know we brightened their day. Later in the car we were talking about our experience and ended up laughing sooooo hard I had tears rolling down my face. Even thinking about that time brings a huge smile to my face.
Yesterday we treated ourselves to a nice relaxing morning at the spa. We savoured time spent in the steam room before and after our hour long massages. It was heavenly!!!!! This was time spent rejuvenating my body which will make it to my monthly "have to do list". After the massage we enjoyed a meal together. We dedicated this time to talk about our goals and our dreams. I find it difficult to explain the impact it had on me to talk about my dreams outloud. When Kelly Rae Roberts (click to read her post) talks about how important it is to have a community around you, to encourage and support you, and you are able to do the same right back. I now have a sense of what she is talking about. Heather and I talked about many things. Often we became animated because we got so excited. We truly have within us to be whatever we want to be. It makes my heart swell to know, really know that! My word for 2013 is cultivate. I want to cultivate my community. Thank You, Heather, for being a good friend and for being part of my "tribe".