This new crafting adventure began with an event to celebrate 46 years of teaching.
I selected a six week cruise visiting many countries but the main focus was cruising the Amazon river which proved to be a wonderful experience.
I enjoyed the art and craft classes on board the ship and attended on a regular basis. Unfortunately this was brought to a rather abrupt end when I became extremely unwell and spent more time in the hospital, not my most favoured destination.
However another passenger was always on deck painting, her art work immediately caught my attention. It was vibrant, interesting and something quite out of the ordinary.
After pretending just to pass by as frequently as possible, I plucked up the courage to inquire, flooding her with questions. This was the start of a beautiful friendship and for me the opening of a whole new enterprise.
I needed a quiet place to recover, sitting with her, watching the art work unfold was the best remedy. I eagerly followed her advice, listened carefully to her instructions and tips. The first opportunity I encountered when ashore, I purchased something I could paint and with her guidance completed my first assignment. She kindly let me use her brushes and paints, suggesting colours, style and designs.
We have remained in touch via the e mail and I send her pictures of my completed art projects.
Whilst not proclaiming to be an artist, this caught my attention and throughout the entire pandemic I have enjoyed spending many hours painting.
This has been a new ‘crafty’ adventure for me. Meeting this artist and personalising her craft has certainly added a new and interesting dimension to my hobbies.
Keeping busy since March 2020 I have painted 17 items, ranging from cats, fish, dogs and birds.
One of my favourites was a cat I designed for my son. As he is a clinical psychologist and was extremely busy in the hospital I had to add a rainbow.