I LEFT THE TEACHING PROFESSION YEARS AGO. At the time it felt like failure, but I followed a path into publishing and graphics and computers in graphic design and marketing and had many wonderful experiences along the way. But it seems the passions that led me to study education in school are not diminished, but have continued to inform who I am.
I’m winding down my second art class: Drawing & Painting from Nature, and have loved everything about it. I’ve watched beginning artists take chances and gain confidence. I’ve enjoyed sharing the delight in discovery as my students find their way. I’ve experimented with the balance of planning and spontaneity, technique and intuition, control and freedom, theory and praxis. I’ve been richly rewarded with enthusiastic participation and generous praise.