Ok let me just get right to the point with this blog post: wherever you are on your journey, it's more meaningful, insightful, and enjoyable to share the experience with like minded people. As artists, it's easy to forget the importance of creative companionship because we are deep into our work and often alone in our studios. When we need information, or want to learn something new, it is all too easy to turn to the internet for a quick subject search or to access a DIY video. But nothing on the internet can replace the face to face experience of physically gathering in a space and experiencing the joy of the creative process with other people.
Each month I am honored to be a part of this magic as I welcome small groups of people into my studio to participate in day long creative workshops. The diversity of the groups is incredible in itself with professional artists creating side by side with people embarking on their first art or painting experience as an adult. I marvel at the skills and wisdom the experienced artists impart to the new painters, and at the fresh approach the new painters share with those who have been making art for years. Friendships are forged, and people who arrived in the morning looking for technical skills leave at the end of the day glowing with the kind of inspiration that comes from creative community connectivity. Say that one fast 10 times and then head on over to the workshops page and peruse the Spring 2017 workshops. (Or just head on over to the workshops page). Sign up for some new skills and leave as an enlightened, inspired new person.