Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Can I just say...

... my drawing class is AWESOME!!!

Get this - we went from drawing lines and circles last time to a big honkin' still life!! Like with vases, planters, lamp shades, bowls and lots of other stuff! When she first mentioned that we were going to draw all of that, I thought I hadn't heard right! But, alas, my hearing is working just fine...

Our first assignment was to draw a small thumbnail sketch in our sketch book to figure out size and space relationships. On my sixth attempt (but who's counting), I felt like singing: "By George, I think she's got it!!" and dance a little jig of happiness!
My professor thought it was good as well and I was able to start on the big drawing (18 x 22 inches). The drawing below shows how far I got in the sketch phase before class was over. Time just flew by! And get this - there is homework and I have to come in to the classroom in the evenings and/or on the weekend to continue with the drawing before next class.

It's funny how when you actually want to take a class and learn, homework seems just wonderful! I rarely felt that way as a kid in school...
I leave you today with these spring flowers from our garden...
and my wish for a creative and fun day for you!!


  1. YAY Silke!!!!
    You are SOOOOO loving this class~~how cool!
    The flowers from the garden are beautiful; I wish I still had my rambling sweet peas here. I thought nothing could kill them but this soil, well....LOL!
    Can't wait to see more of your work.
    YOU GO GIRL! :-D


  2. I can FEEL the electrical excitement in your words!!! Joy joy joy!!! Isn't it a wonderful thing that we can never stop growing or learning or becoming more in life. I have been taking classes too, regarding special needs children and loving my new job, which I never would have thought that I would love at any earlier season of my life. Ahhh, life is good. **happy smiles** Deb

  3. I'm so happy for you Silke! Sounds like you are having a great time in your class!

    Love, C

  4. Yay!! Brilliant and beautiful..happy you are enjoying your classes...shine on..rock on..sketch on! Beautiful flowers! I am in love with that beautiful blue vase..

  5. Your excitement is downright contagious!!! You just may inspire ME to go back to school!! Have to think about that long and hard!! Can't wait to see more!!

  6. Das klingt als hättest Du richtig, richtig Spaß. Klasse! Und Du hast so recht mit den Hausaufgaben...:-)

  7. i love how excited you get!! your drawings are wonderful. i can't wait to see more. we have sunshine and warm weather now...makes me so happy to feel it on my skin!!
    take care sweet friend!
    love and hugs,

  8. i'm happy that you're happy.

    it's nice to know life works that way! what fun to be learning mechanics. you and mim. do you know mim, silke? she is a master student and a modest artist :)


  9. Isn't is good being a student?! Great that you are enjoying your class so much. Sweetpeas already? One of my favourites!

  10. I'm so excited just reading you. :) It's so obvious you're having a blast in this class. Keep it up!

  11. Wow, that is a big and complicated still life that your teacher set up for you. But you are obviously enjoying the challenge. Glad you are having fun with the class! Thanks for taking us along on your journey. Echat with you later. ☺

  12. I'm so happy you are enjoying your new class. :) The sketch looks really great. :) Thanks for sharing a bit of your spring flowers - more and more are budding in the yard. Most of our daffodils are blooming - so pretty! Theresa

  13. Ha ha .....I like that.... when you actually want to take a class and learn, homework seems just wonderful!
    Good to know that you took up to learning drawing.
    Something I have been postponing for ages....