Now that my son is more self-sufficient, I think I’ve simply stalled out and I need an assignment to help jump start my art. I already went back to art school in my thirties, so this time I'm taking a different and less costly approach. My first course is One Painting a Day by Timothy Callaghan. The 42 exercises in this book center around painting ordinary things, but the examples from contributing artists are far from mundane. There is no muse more accessible than your every day surroundings and I am already looking ahead to day 11: Paint a storage still life.
Next quarter, I'm considering How to be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith. I bought this book for my (then) 12-year-old niece with the intention of hanging on to it until she was a little older. In the
I hope to graduate this time, with a renewed and regular art habit. Feel free to join me. Admission is open year-round and you only need to dust off your art supplies and pull out your library card to get started with your first assigment!