Art and Soul in Portland, 2017, took place last week. It was my privilege to teach several classes again, two classes fitting into this years pirate theme, and a reprisal of my Super Mini You class.
What a pleasure it is to teach people who have come together to share in the joy of creativity, wanting to learn something new or to refine skills, to challenge themselves, and to just plain old have fun! I am grateful to my students who share their passions as well as their vulnerabilities. I love encouraging them, giving them permission to explore and to learn from mistakes, holding their hands if they need it, and cheering for them when they discover that they can do something they thought was challenging.
I'm grateful, too, for Glenny Moir, Marie Kennedy, Liz Kettle and the whole crew who bring Art & Soul to life every year and allow me to be part of it. I'm looking forward to next year!