I remember my first real drawing class about 10 years ago with a real art instructor. What an eyeopener. It was a skill that could be learned and, like doing math or anything else, with practice it came easier. I really created some beautiful things.
Then life got in the way. I began working full time, the classes that were available at the juniorcollege level were on the wrong day, and the Art league only had classes in things that did not necessarily interest me. Suddenly I was out of the habit again and I stopped picking up a pencil to draw, I put my chalk away and my paint brushes remained in their drawer. I did start knitting though but that is a whole other blog.
Then this winter I noticed a watercolor course offered at the Naperville Art League. I began to take the class a few weeks ago and the instructor is wonderful and I have learned to love watercolors. I am working on a floral right now and it’s so much fun that even if the final product isn’t art gallery quality, it will all be worth it. I am sure the whole class will be worth it for getting me interested again!