Monday, September 21, 2009
A student's daughter was majoring in art at Ole Miss and had a bad experience with one of her professors. He told her that she couldn't draw, so her Mom had her come a couple of times to my drawing class this summer. My goal was to give her a few tips and some confidence. I received an email from her Mom. "Mom, when you get a chance, please tell Kelley that her drawing lessons have been so much help already. When my drawing teacher asked me today how long I have been drawing, I told her not long. I had a few drawing lessons with my Mom over the summer but honestly, I kind of avoid it because I had never been good. She cut me off and said "Excuse me, I disagree. If you've never had lessons until this summer, and you know this much then you must have had a wonderful teacher because you are doing really well. I was sooooo excited." Thanks, Callie for such wonderful comments, except it was all your doing. I just pointed the way.
Monday, September 14, 2009
My painting "Through the Orchard" was just accepted into Carolinasgotart juried competition. I'm so honored to have this piece accepted. It represents the new direction of my work, so it's very exciting news. It was one of about 1oo paintings chosen out of 11oo+ entries.