I have always been impressed by my friends who could create art–people like Amy. I have also thought that “creating art” was an esoteric gift for those privileged few who had a certain instinct.
Then a few months ago, my nine-(now ten!)-year-old daughter announced that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. A simple, and perhaps typical, childhood dream, but we learned about a local offering of a watercolor class. I agreed to be a chaperone to some young painters. After a few sessions, the teacher, noticing my interest, suggested that I join the class as well.
I started looking forward to class with an odd sense of anticipation. “What would Judie have for us to do today?” I’d wonder. And each week, a new little piece of wonder would unfold as I sat with my palette and paper.
So here it is, dear readers: proof that with a little instruction, anyone can learn something new. 🙂
“Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Psalm 90:2