A few Saturdays ago, I drove over two and half hours, some of it in snow, to a beautiful little mountain town in the Smokey Mountains. I went there to take a colored pencil art class from a well known and accomplished colored pencil artist, Teresa Pennington. She has been a professional artist for over thirty years. You can see her work here:
Did I go into this class full of confidence? No. Did I go into this class thinking I would emerge a professional artist? No. I went into this class with only one goal - to learn something new.
I came out with my goal met, I emerged with a halfway decent picture, far better than I expected. I also came out of the class with more confidence in my work.
Was it worth the trouble of a long drive there and back in the same day through some snow? Yes. Was it worth the cost of the class, gas, and food? Yes. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
I had a wonderful day meeting other students and learning a new skill. It was well worth the effort.
So, when I say to you, get out, and try new things, I mean it! I do it! You can do it!
Here's artist and teacher, Teresa Pennington, me and my finished piece.
So when you are out and about and you see something you want to do - sign up for the email. I created one email account just for things like this so that my primary email doesn't get loaded down.
Get out and do something different
and learn something new.
There are so many things that you can do even if you have disabilities or low on cash.
I will be sharing other experiences with you in the coming blog posts, so stayed tuned.
I have a lot of things I want to do and I want you to go along. While I have always been one to do new things and push myself to learn new things,
I haven't shared any of them with you on my blog. That will change. I am going to share a lot of new things with you this year.
I have one request...please share your experiences with me. Let me know some of the things you are doing that are new or different. It's encouraging to me and others, but it also may give the rest of us another idea of something to try. Please, please share.
Have you recently tried something new? Do you push yourself to learn something new? When was the last time you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone? What was it that you did or learned? How do you feel after you have done something you have never done before or learned something new? Please share your experiences.