Art - Oil painting, drawing, pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, etc.
Looking across the classroom I saw “Carolyn” doing a pencil sketch.
That was eighth grade. 1952.
Thinking to myself, I could do that.
And so I did. And that’s how it started.
First pencil followed by oil paint and pastels.
Many years later a plunge into watercolors.
Colored pencils and watercolor brushes recently added.
Now it’s a mix of much of the above.
Just for fun.
Once I told my very best friend, my mother,
I wished I would have studied art instead of science.
Her answer went something like this-
Be the artist of your soul.
I think everyone is an artist of their soul,
Always creating newness without and within.
Not sure how old I was but it seemed to come out of the blue.
Blue! My favorite color.
So now I am learning from all kinds of people,
learning how to be an artist of whatever kind I can be.
Writers, thinkers, speakers,
strangers and friends, and
the “friends” I discover in books, at gatherings.
Learning comes from all people,
from near and far away in time and in foreign distant places.