In September of 2010, one year ago, I took my first watercolor class. I had enjoyed an hour or two of watercolor instruction in a college class about teaching art to children, and 15 years later when my husband and kids gave me some art supplies for my birthday I knew I wanted to give it another try.
In the year since I started painting, I've taken 3 classes and I'm beginning my 4th. Two of the classes were pretty traditional, and one was an outdoors class. I still struggle with a lot of things, but what started out as a 10-week experiment has been very enjoyable and fulfilling. Not only that, but as I compare my current work with my paintings from a year ago I can see a lot of improvement.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this next year will take me.