|My art students at Beechwood Elementary w/ "Fiber Stories"|
Thinking back on my now 20+ years as an artist, I recently realized I have one key woman to thank--Louise Silk! Louise was my first formal art teacher, and though I hardly think she would
But I digress, back to Louise, without whom I would have never made my first artist venture. I can still recall my first fiber art class and being torn by which fabrics to choose. I was utterly frustrated. Everyone around me seemed so confident with their materials. I whined, "Louise, it all looks so wrong!" And she replied, "That you are scared is a good thing. It probably means it's all perfectly fine."
|My first art teacher/mentor, Louise Silk|
It took years before I truly understood that the journey of discovery was just as important to being artist as the final product. And that I should enjoy that journey every day of my artistic life. So