These last few days have been such a treasure – being able to prioritise my art over working, writing teaching plans, cleaning, training, and all the other things I always seem to think are infinitely more important. But I’ve just realised that actively pursuing my own arts practice is way more important than I’ve been giving it credit for. I honestly believe that, in order to be a good art teacher, you need to be an artist first and foremost. If you do not have that active passion inside of you in the first place, how can you share it and pass it on to others? I also think it’s important to always learn. Take any opportunity to learn a new skill or keep your mind active: learn to embroider, read independent newspapers, learn about permaculture, go running; whatever it takes to be inspired and find wonder in the things around you.
So, anyway, here’s a little more progress of my first foray into oils. Sorry for the terrible quality of the images.