Ok, my friends....I have quite alot to share today. I'm going to get down to the nitty gritty about this whole painting thang. I've learned alot in the last month of this experimental class of mine. What have I learned? I've learned that painting is really hard...I've learned that I really, really, really need to take some "real" classes. I've learned that I have a huge propensity for whining and self-loathing when it come to trying something I don't know how to do. I've learned that whatever people ask for their paintings should be triple that because painting takes a long time, alot of skill and loads of concentration. I've learned that making squares and doing collage is much, much, much easier for me. I've learned that I like playing more than I like trying to make something that's, well, something you can hang. A blank canvas and nice new paints expect something from you. I think I've broken the world record for telling myself how much I totally suck at this and that this really, really wasn't a good idea. So, I am hanging up my brushes and looking into some classes. I have alot of thinkin' to do. Has anyone seen my art journal...looks like it's time to work some things out with my leftover paint...thanks for listening my friends. Sorry if I was a downer today, but this is just how I feel. Inside and out. xo L.