I started my art class yesterday.
It was amazing. For me, at least. My friend got a little frustrated, as she’s never really taken a drawing class before, but she started to ease into by the end.
So, when I started to get into the zone, it was like a welcome home. I got married (the first time) 20 years ago and I guess I just gave it all up then. I had little kids then, and who has time to draw when there are toddlers running around?
But the zone. It’s mysterious, and it’s lovely, and I really only got to the borders of it. I wasn’t fully in the zone, because if I was, I would have still been drawing when the teacher said to stop. And I would have looked up, semi-bewildered, in a daze.
I’d almost forgotten it existed.
Of course, me being me, I go outside after, wondering if art was my true calling and I should have had the balls to pursue it when I was 19 and on the brink of life. And now I’m meant to do a drawing a day for the next 5 weeks.
Talk about immersion learning. I’ve had many art classes. This is not about learning. It’s about forcing myself to do something that, for some reason, I stopped doing. I shouldn’t have to force myself to do something I love, should I? Maybe it just scares me a little. If I love it, I want to keep doing it.
I wonder what I’ll draw today? Next week, we have to do self portraits. LMAO
And maybe enough time to do it in. So, lots going on in my life.
- I’m going back to college. I start online classes in about 2 weeks. Workplace diversity and conflict management are my first 2 classes.
- I went on a job interview today. Not sure how I feel about the place or the position, but the time off/year might be worth it.
- I’m taking an art class, starting next week. I haven’t drawn in a very long while, so I’m super excited.
- I wasn’t going to try to do Nanowrimo this year due to all of the above, but the first scene to the last book in the series popped into my head this morning. Not sure I’m going to have time for 50000 words, let alone blogging on here, but I may give it a try if the story continues to unfold in my head.
Nothing worse than having to work a full time job that requires me to think, when the muse is flowing well.
Grandbaby is cute. Daughter #2 is going to her first homecoming on Saturday. Husband got a new job that he seems to really like. If I could pay off my bills, things would be perfectly content for awhile.
Have a great day, all!