I dabble. In everything. I like to try things out and I didn’t use to have a lot of patience. Right now my focus is on watercolor. I tried it many years ago but put the brushes down in frustration.
Wanting to get back to it, I took a lesson with Kathleen McElwain in Georgetown. (How I ended up taking a lesson with her is a story of synchronicity.) Although I did not paint in the lesson, Kathleen gave me exactly what I needed to get started and I have been pleased with the results. It helps that I’m taking this slow and allowing myself to play and make mistakes. I’m immersing myself in the process rather than the end product (quite a change from how I was in the past attempt).
Two early attempts. I want a looser style, more impression than realistic, so after doing these two, I’m back at the beginning doing washes, mixing colors, losing control and seeing what the color does.
I also dabbled in making simple jewelry. I worked much more in stained glass and clay. Here’s some of what I’ve done in stained glass and clay.