Art education, inspiration and encouragement for children and parents in Arlington, VA
I listened with all my body to a NPR broadcast: Elizabeth Layton, a seventy year old,depressed housewife took a drawing class and it changed her life. Layton felt her sadness lift as she used colored pencils to illustrate herself, husband and her everyday life. I remember thinking "There is hope for me."
Susan Ball Faedar has been teaching people about the Japanese culture through textiles. Having just finished her last tour there, she is now free to work on her own art. On my way through Lewisburg I stop to have lunch with my friend. Our time together consists of conversations about the time we have left to get out all the creativity we want to express.
It takes courage to admit to yourself what you really think and feel about what you are capable of. At least that is true for me. When I think about making art, I never just jump up and say oh yeah, let's make a masterpiece right now. I hope that's what will happen, but then there are so many doubts.