Thursday, September 25, 2014


So last night was the first watercolour class, needless to say I had a ball! The class was small (3 people) and the teacher is quirky. You know its going to be good when the teacher starts the class by reading out loud a children’s book “Ish” by Peter H. Reynolds. It’s about a boy name Ramon who loves to draw until a snide comment made him doubt his abilities when his drawings don’t look quite like the real life objects. It wasn’t until his sister commented that it looked vase-ish that he realized that drawings don’t have to look exactly like the real thing as long as the feel of it was there. I don’t know if that was the intended message of the book but that was my takeaway. 
Anyway, we started with some blind contour drawings. I’ve read about them but never tried that before. This is my first…a little stuff bear. I looked at it and thought yep, bear-ish.
On a side note, Peter H. Reynolds is also the author and illustrator of another favourite book - The Dot. Google International Dot Day. He’s right. A signature makes your picture better. 😜


  1. I just started a water color class a month ago and my teacher is 93 years young! He looks and acts like he is in his 60's and I learn so much from every class. I love the idea of your teacher reading that story to the class. It is so easy for us artists to listen to other's opinions of our art instead of our own voice. I love your contour drawing.
    Thank you for sharing

    1. Thanks! I was surprised how much I enjoyed the classes and watercolour painting. I think one important thing I've learned is not to be bother by what others may think as long as it's something I enjoy doing.