Last summer I needed to figure out who I was after my husband needed to go into care. His Alzheimer’s had become more than I could cope with. He began to wander and with my Multiple Sclerosis, I was unable to follow after him. Luckily we chose to move to a continuing care retirement community over 12 years ago. So he gets great care, but I needed to rediscover who I am.
I hadn’t painted for the interim time, so I really needed to relearn everything. Go back to the beginning of this blog, you’ll discover some of my baby steps. In the beginning…
I had many fabulous instructors. All of these are offering great online resources and detailed instruction.
We are so blessed to live in the age of the internet. My instructors are from the UK, and two from Colorado. They have each willingly shared of their knowledge.
Believe me I still needed to be willing to do the work! It’s always been the same: Study, practice, repeat! Being willing to put in the time and the effort is absolutely been my story. I’ve needed to learn to be vulnerable.
And I’ve been asking lots of questions. Why do this, Why not do that, What’s the point? What am I doing wrong and what am I doing right? My of these instructors have done critiques of my paintings. Others have put up class FB groups where we could share our work with others and hear comments and learn even more.
Somehow I’ve gotten to this point in a bit over a year. My last posts shows how amazed I am. But it does show how far we can get on our art jouney with a combination of willingness and dedication.
Oh yeah, let’s see… Finding joy in learning, free time and a compulsive personality are also helpful!