today i was just sitting here thinking about how much my life has changed this year in so many ways. the most positive is that i am now totally absorbed in art and so so loving it.
earlier this year i decided that i could no longer not do art, so i decided to start from the basics again and do a drawing class at the local community college. mistake. big mistake. the teacher was woeful. woeful. i won't bore you with the details, but basically she didn't teach, just put an object in front of us and said draw it, whenever a student asked for guidance she seemed quite taken aback. odd.
i wasn't giving up. so I turned to the good ole internet in search of instruction and found the divine miss Suzi Blu. what an inspiration. what a teacher. what a wonderfully kooky girl. what an artist!! her art is unique and magnificent.
i have learnt so much from her classes apart from art that I can't begin to tell you. mostly though i learnt that yes, i am an artist (suzi says so). suzi has also given me the confidence to open an etsy shop (no one has bought anything, but that doesn't matter, i opened an etsy shop!!!! yay to me!).
suzi taught me to paint backgrounds and beautiful girls. how to blend to make their skin look divine, how to make their eyes pop and their lips luscious.
not long after i started my first suzi class one of my friends had just been diagnosed with cancer and was looking to do some art, i sent her suzi's website and she too enrolled in suzi classes. we spent many an hour talking about how much we enjoy suzi and how much we love painting the girls! also how much we felt encourage by suzi and how much confidence she instills, and i think that is the key to suzi, she is genuine and authentic and truly wants you to succeed in your pursuit of blissful art. i know i might sound like some crazy groupy nutcase, but she really is wonderful.
i really thank suzi for re-igniting my creative spirit and i hope that one day i can meet her and give her a big squeezy hug and say 'thanks suzi blu - you're great!'.
so if you want to be an artist, a suzi blu class is the place to be!
here is one of my first girls, just love her ....if i can do this after a few weeks, so can you. Bliss.