Thanks for the nice comments about my Mom Nancy's new hobby - watercolor painting. She had her second class and she finished her first project. My nephew sent a photo of the painting. Doesn't it look great?
When I checked in with her after the class, she sounded so excited and proud of herself. She told me about the next project she would be doing, about the people in the class and about the teacher. I am so excited for her and the new things she is learning. It takes nerve at 83 to try something new. Here is my Mom Nancy with her finished painting.
So many people think they can't learn a new hobby and they just give up learning. I know that there are so many good teachers out there teaching adults of all ages. It helps people's self-esteem and health, I am sure. I think every nursing home should have some kind of art therapy program.
My friend Robin has been learning to draw and paint and she has recorded it all on a blog which you can see here. Recently she began taking an on-line watercolor class with Liz Steel and is loving it. You might want to check it out if you too are interested. There are lots of classes on Creativebug, Craftsy, and Skillshare available for all kinds of art. They aren't expensive and many are available with an inexpensive monthly membership. Check it out if you have ever wanted to learn to paint or draw.
Remember - you can't just think about it - you actually have to do it. Pull out the paper, the paints (or the yarn, fabric and thread) and do it. Every attempt will get better. It just takes faith and a zeal to learn, not being afraid of failure, and the will to conquer a new art.