Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s no way I could have created that painting of a wine glass and bottle without the rough outline already drawn on my paper and step-by-step instructions and guidance from a experienced artists. But seeing that completed painting done purely by my own hand was a moment of pride I never thought I’d see.
Each of the dozen or so women taking the class with me, I’m sure, had that moment as well.
I don’t think I’ve finally found my calling as an artist — just as I didn’t find my calling as a remote-control airplane operator more than a year ago when I took that class — but I do think I’ve found a nice hobby to return to occasionally.
I think it’s also made me realize that I should never say “never” when it comes to things of this sort, as cliche as that may seem.
Just because I’ve never been much of an artist, doesn’t mean I’ll never be one, or that I won’t at least have fun trying.
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