with taking a three-hour nap during the day. Still feels good to get into bed after a fun-filled day.
I completed my art class on Tuesday – we had the second class in the morning. I then helped out at the Club Expo at the clubhouse. All the clubs were represented. Our Mixed Media club had a table with all our art work on it – lots of people stopped by. It was fun. I received some compliments on my needle-felted galaxies and my collection of Artist Trading cards. And it was fun seeing all the other club tables from woodworking to learning to play pool.
I did some work in my art journal with stencils. I really like using them, but I get a page all inked and I think, “Man, I don’t want to screw this up by adding anything.” LET IT GO, Janice. Have some fun – do it over – take risks. I spend too much time trying make it look like something.
I have artist friends who paint flowers that look so real, you want to touch them. Mine look flat. There I go again, self-criticizing my work before it’s even done. LET IT GO, Janice. Just have some fun – you just might discover yourself in the process. I didn’t realize I was so uptight and doubtful. I guess that is one reason I took the class – the other reason was to get back in with people doing what I like to do. Getting sick is so isolating. I have to be careful of germs, cold drafts, walking distances, not carrying anything heavy, etc. I really felt good on Tuesday – looking forward to seeing what other classes I can take.
Oh, Mike and I wanted to get on the bus ride to Chinatown in San Fran for the New Year’s celebration – but the bus was full. I signed up for the waitlist in case anyone cancelled. It was last Sunday – the bus was leaving at 8:30 and someone did cancel – 10 minutes BEFORE the bus left and they called us – 10 freakin’ minutes. Sorry, I’m not that flexible. The weather was cold anyway. I was lucky I didn’t go.
Back to the art journal. I’ll post some photos.