Mary started out as a friend of a friend on facebook and then took my Painting for Absolute Beginner’s class, then became a very close friend. Shortly after that class, a couple years ago, I helped her create a painting for a friend. I hadn’t realized that she had not had time since then to pick up the brushes. A lot of life had happened. A few weeks ago I went over to help guide her through another painting. This time she has a new home with a wonderful front porch. We have to paint out on the front porch because she has cats and I have allergies.
Mary lives quite a way from me so we get our painting stints in sporadically and yesterday morning I was able to swing by for a couple hours before her grandson’s party and my reception for her to make progress on this sunset.
We weren’t able to finish yesterday but hope that we will do in the next session. She made good progress. Part of the challenge has been vision issues. Mary recently had major eye surgery. She can see colors better now, but the amount of light is difficult for her and towards the end as the sun came over, she had to resort to the shades.
Great! I finally got you back on my list of notices after months wondering what was wrong. The problem was something I did wrong when I recently upgraded my blog. I have missed your “Tales from the Field” posts. You are still doing great work.
Technology, yeah, love it, hate it. We’ll know though that we’ve made progress when we can say ‘Computer, why did that email I sent never arrive?’ Thank you for the encouragement. I should probably post some older ‘tales from the field’. Funny stuff happened way before I started that thread.