Tuesday, February 8, 2011
My mom took this picture for me last month and sent it to me when she heard I had started painting again. This is one of the very first paintings I ever did in high school. I do know that when I created this it wasn't original. I must have been trying to find inspiration in another artists work to learn. I couldn't even tell you what artist it was. I took art all 4 years and really to this day do not know why I did not pursue it beyond that point. I think I was lost for quite some time and hopefully am finding my way back to art. I had the most amazing art teacher, Mrs Godwin. She introduced me to the world of paint, color and photography. I literally spend hours in the schools darkroom developing prints. I hadn't really thought about it until recently how much of an artistic life I have had yet never fostered. I say it is time to start discovering those roots again and letting them flourish. All they need is a little care and love to grow again.