i spent almost a week in taos, and much of that time making prints. i would have made even more prints, but ran out of white ink. i wasn't too worried about running out, as there is a fabulous art supply store in taos, and i was sure that finding what i needed was no problem. sadly, the art store has closed in taos. i guess the faltering economy has one more victim.
tomorrow i will begin painting again. i have decided to take some classes with a local (very talented) painter named mark nelson. my friend kelly has been studying with him, and i think she is doing some great stuff. we will paint for 3 mondays in a row, and then go to moab, utah as our culminating activity. in moab, we will paint for 3 days outdoors. i need this. i love to paint, and it was my first love artistically. it taught me so much about drawing, value, color, texture, and having people looking over my shoulder. i haven't really painted seriously for 2 years. other stuff has peaked my interest, and painting has played the "ignored toy in the corner" role. i do need to pick it back up and play again. i just hope that i can still do it. i hope it's like riding a bike or ice skating--a skill you put into muscle memory, and just know how to do once you try again.
if you are so inclined, a little prayer of confidence would be appreciated. i selfishly don't want to suck in front of a whole new group of people.