Do you think I rush to my studio every day full of confidence in my artistic ability and paint away the day creating thrilling masterpiece after masterpiece? Well thats not me. I wander into my studio and paint and hope for the best. The thing that keeps me painting day after day is that I love putting color onto paper and sometimes I like the results I get when I complete a painting. I also love to learn about watercolor and build my skills but I never ever feel that I am a grat artes. That is until yesterday.
Yesterday, I went to visit my teacher friend's 3rd grade class. Every year she lets me give them an art lesson. This year I brought my little former research beagle, Ollie and I showed the children how to draw the dog step by step. Everyone of these kids did a great job drawing. I didn't hear anyone say, "I don't know how to draw." They just drew. I felt so fortunate to have been able to spend an afternoon with these kids.
This morning I received a batch of "thank you" notes from the 3rd graders. Every letter was wonderful. I love the note I posted here. This child refers to me as a grat artes.........
Feel free to copy the lesson on how to draw Olive and teach it to your loved ones.