“ser·en·dip·i·ty: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for”

some of you probably remember me talking about how much i enjoyed the water-color classes i took last summer with ryan coover.  i have been hoping that he would teach again this summer, since it looks like i will be spending time in austin while the kids are in summer school.

i had a chance to touch base with him this past week, to encourage him to participate in a local plein air painting competition we have every year.  i have never been brave enough to participate, but this year i though, what the heck?

he agreed to join me and i jokingly wrote that while we were painting we could discuss what classes he might be teaching this summer.


sketch by ryan coover

it turns out he is starting a class next week (the squirm’s first week of school at the new school) that falls perfectly into my “in town” schedule.

it also falls perfectly into my new year’s resolutions, to do more drawing.  it also forces me to leave my artistic safety zone and work on something i have always really wanted to be able to do, but have been scared to really work on my own.  sketching from life.

so now i am really looking forward to this next phase of our lives.  i know the squirm is excited to start his new school, and now i have chance to learn and grow too.

About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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3 Responses to serendipity

  1. hakea says:

    Yay! for learning and growing. Pleased to hear that some things are working out for you.

  2. Khushbo says:

    Sounds like fun. I hope to see some of your paintings soon then 🙂 You have a very nice blog by the way!

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