A sketch (view of me looking down)
School is over for the semester and the holiday bustle surrounds us. There is a bittersweet ending to this semester, the evening painting class that I have attended for about 5 years is no longer. This has been a life changing class for me, I've been taught by one of the best and also have become best of friends with the one teaching. Going back to school, was one of the best things I could've ever done for myself. It made me get out of my box and helped me feel like I belonged. I have been able to discover that it really is okay to be me and there are people that actually "get" me. This class was one of those places kind of like the TV show "Cheers" where everybody knows your name. The group of people was just one of those freak happenings of a bunch of people that came together whom normally wouldn't even think of being together and it just worked. The camaraderie and family like atmosphere made you want to go and learn. On the critique nights it was so awesome, we all brought food. It was a huge spread of items like tamales, cheesecake, taco salads, chicken, cookies, macaroni pie, just everything! Our teacher/ friend is no longer teaching the night class after 15 years, because of cut backs and she is pretty much okay with that in order to have time at home in the evenings. Which I can't blame her for that. She is teaching the day class still which I will take. I'm happy about that, but many of my friends including my hubby won't be able to attend because of their work schedules. It won't be the same. I will be surrounded by teenagers just out of high school who don't give a rats ass about the class and are just in there for the credit. I know this for a fact because that's what my drawing class was like this semester. There are a few from my old class coming, but the dynamic will change.
Putting art aside for a week or so........shopping, and lots of parties to attend. Early family Christmas on Saturday, Sunday.. 80th birthday party for a friend during the day, Winter Solstice party with friends in the evening. Busy several days ahead. Wheew!