Friday, February 27, 2009

Yeah, I'm slacking, but, I have an excuse.

Remember those art classes Lennie signed me up for as a Christmas present? Well, I recently started going to them and I think I finally know what I want to be when I grow up: a starving artist - except with the 32 Hershey bars, I'm not exactly starving...and I'm not quite an artist.

But, at least I love it, and for so many reasons. For example, I get to drive for 30 minutes by myself to get to my class. While a 30 minute drive alone in a minivan may not seem like a treat, to me, it's fucking awesome. I don't have to listen to Bearenstain Bears or Frog and Toad CD's. Nobody asks me 5,000 ridiculous questions that always start with "Why," and there's no arguments to settle. Just me and some cool ass music. Yeah, so if you pull up next to a white minivan and there's a crazy lady in the driver's seat who seems to be screaming at no one and having a seizure, don't worry, it's just me and I'm only singing.

Then, once I get to class, my teacher is an amazing, funny, and easily likable lady who instructs in the kindest and simplest way possible. I get to paint my little heart out for 3 hours once a week and it's like a mini-vacation for me. It's so soothing and stimulating at the same time and I finally feel like my brain is being used for something other than a collection bin for nursery rhymes, quick recipes, and the answers to where everybodies' stuff is in the house. "Your glue stick is in your pencil case in your backpack, which is in the laundry room, behind the door, hanging on the hook (for the third time)."


The art class and my vegetable garden are really making me happy right now. Hopefully, I will have some small measure of success with them. Here's what I've been working on so far, it's just the first step, I have many more hours to go with this one.


10 comments:

Tracey said...

Great job on the art work there, my friend. Glad you found your new profession.

I got to go to the supermarket the other day ALL BY MYSELF to pick up a few things while hubs watched Kaiden. It was a dream. An absolute dream. I think that I strolled every isle just cause I could. I spend an hour and a half there and only picked up salsa and cheese.
Then I looked around and everyone had a sour look on their faces by there was me...happy as a friggin' clam to be by myself.
So I get it. I truly get it. :)

Karen said...

I am SO impressed! That is amazing! When can I put in my order for an original?

Jennifer said...

Yay! I love starving artists. I totally want an original, as well. :)

pamela said...

Great artwork!

Katie said...

Thanks, guys. :)

Casey said...

That picture is amazing. I can barely draw a stick figure and you come up with shit like that? You rock.

I know what you mean about the mini vacation drive. A few weeks back, I drove Graham to my parent's house (45 min away) and got to drive home all by myself. It was so exciting to blast my music and rock out. I'm so glad you're getting some "me" time to get to be an adult again and you really do kick ass at painting. Wow.

Susan said...

Are you SERIOUS?? That is AMAZING. I can't sing and I surely can't draw. Unless it's a stick person. Oh, or a tree.

Dorsey said...

That is beautiful!!

And the ride in the minivan, I'm with you..HEAVENLY!!! This evening on the way home from a dinner with friend Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" came on and I CRANKED IT UP and sang along the best I could (with very little voice left). Ahh good times...good times...

Melissa & Boys said...

You are an artist! What a wonderful talent to have - I look forward to seeing the rest of your work!

Susana (OK, so it's Sue-Lyn) said...

Wow! You've come a long way from the childhood Pictionary doodles that I had thought were so impressive. Keep it up!