Yesterday I taught a botanical art class and we explored the theme of 'Looking at Leaves'. Nothing is truer than "if you can paint a leaf, you can paint the world." (John Ruskin 1819-1900). He was an English philospoher, artist, art critic and author.
|John Ruskin - some of his botanical images|
My class of 16 students of all levels, did some excellent work yesterday. It gives me enormous satisfaction to see just what can be achieved in a one-day workhop. Teaching adults is extremely rewarding, as they really have a passion for learning.
|Just some of the leaves from the workshop|
Someone asked me the other evening what would I do if I wasnt teaching, painting, writing, travelling and involved in my other projects and art career. Without hesitation I replied "exactly what I am doing now - as I love my work which really isnt like work at all."
That sums it all up...I suppose being a bit of a workaholic (according to my husband) doesnt hurt.