2020 the year of Covid19.
A year of change; fear; panic; riots; & isolation to name just a few.
We did not see it coming, at least I did not.
What started as a year filled with promise and endless possibilities, became a year of mask; sanitizers; hoarding; horror; & limitations.
Quarantined indefinitely throughout the spring. Companies closed; working from home when possible; layoffs; loss of income and revenue; worst of all loss of lives.
Unbelievably riots for perceived slights, racial or otherwise; causing even more hardships for struggling businesses. Endless protests over infringement of rights, losing sight of the end goal. Saving lives.
I could go on and on. I wont. I am sure the history books will have an accounting of all that has happened this year.
Personally, I wore my mask. I sanitized. I respected others space and health, having no idea whom I would encounter that could be compromised or not. I myself am at risk, not to mention my husband and son.
My life went on.
Where I am going with this ramble of a blog is that even when the world is in shambles, you don't have to completely shut down. You can work towards your goals; your dreams; without fear ruling your life.
There has been risks taken with all precautions and my major highlight of this past year was that I pursued my dream.
Being fortunate enough to have taken a airbrush course in the past with Dru Blair, I so very much wanted to do that again. To overcome my irrational fear of failure; to learn or relearn what I had forgotten; and to understand the mechanics of my airbrush and compressor.
Well my dream was realized.
October of this year I went to Blair, South Carolina to participate in a Monochromatic Portrait workshop. It was beyond definition, simply amazing.
I loved going; learning; meeting other artists; absorbing the atmosphere of positivity in such an abnormal world otherwise.
Social Distance as necessary.
But more importantly...
Love to you my friends,
Note: Dru Blair is a world renown photorealism artist and teacher. I have been truly blessed to be able to take instruction from him and even more so to call him and his family, my friends.
As those who know me, and those of you about to find out, I love to talk; meet people; learn from others; and most importantly I LOVE TO PAINT!