Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Do you have a 'one day' list? You know, the list of things that one day you'll get around to? My list includes things like learning to play the piano, going on an African safari, getting over my fear of heights (and birds), being a size 12, living overseas etc

But one thing on my list has recently been ticked off. It was "go to painting classes". I didn't want it to say "learn to paint" because I wasn't really sure if I could actually learn to do it but I did want to try.

I've been inspired by various people. One of them is Cath. Cath has studied art for a few years through The Learning Connexion. When I found out that TLC was only a 5 minute drive from my home I knew I had to try. So I enrolled in night classes. I've only had three classes. I've learned some techniques. It's been fun and hard. There are only 3 beginners in the class. The rest are experienced. Some are third year diploma students. Scary. But mostly I've learned that art is whatever you want it to be. If I make it it is art. So here for posterity is one of my very first attempts.

I'm hoping that in years to come I will be able to look back and see that I've got better!


Penny said...

I too want to get into painting one day. I did a bit of art at school but never followed it up.

Rachel said...

Well done you! Thanks so much for my present that I got a couple of days ago - LOVE the braclet and the tags you are very cleaver!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful art :)
I need to work on some things on my bucket list too!

Lynda said...

Wow Mel!!!Go for it.Great to see you ticking your list.Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Wow ... you go girl ... Id hang that on the wall ... Ive got a few paintings on the walls that have been done by friends who think they are stink, but Ive actually bought them because I think they are neat ...
I have a list too ... aka jessejames