Abstract Adventure Gone Wild


A wonderful group of Ladies.

A wonderful group of Ladies.

The night before a class, I always have every minute of my class worked out in my head.
And this class was no exception. Yes, I am prepared. I decided since it was a group of 8, more than my normal sized class, we would all paint abstracts.

Why do we do that? Think we are all organized?

First of all, my morning was not supposed to start with my having to change and wash all bed linen due to to the fact that I locked my kitten in my room for the night. So you know what happened!  Big lesson learnt.  NEVER lock your pet in your bedroom!  Anyway, I got it all done before the class started and things improved after that.

Then, of course, abstracts turned into sunflowers, sheep, a barn, flowers, and a water-landscape, with only two paintings being true abstracts!  I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day by holding this class outside, under the trees.  Now that actually turned out to be a good decision. Everyone seemed to enjoy being outside, and while helping my students get their masterpieces completed, I even managed to get the most beautiful blue paint out of a bra strap and white paint out of a black shoe… note to self….  always be prepared for non-teaching incidents and always remind students to wear their oldest clothes to a paint class!  With all the laughter around me, I truly enjoyed the class and meeting a wonderful bunch of ladies who seemed to enjoy the non-structured afternoon.   There was more laughter when everyone tried to name the abstract one of the ladies was working on. That title will stay a secret. Thank you Tammi Lee for getting this group together as it was a lovely day.

Yes, only in Kiki’s world.