What happens if you do what you've always done?

a fraction of quick demo piece from my final class

That's right... you'll get what you've always got!
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!" —Gail Sheehy
On Friday, I taught my last drawing and watercolor class. I enjoyed every minute, we all did, and I fully engaged with the final exercises. After 17 years, it was a good feeling to leave something I've so much loved doing on a sweet note.

I have to thank each and every one of the students I've worked with over the years from the boardwalks on Kiawah Island, to the museums and art centers from Florida to Connecticut to California, from the back yards and nature centers around Boston to my Nashville studio, and all points in between.

A special shout out to Katie Vanoncini and Ingrid at General Pencil who supported my national initiative to promote drawing in neighborhood communities, Drawing America, to my teaching on Edisto Island last year. General Pencil makes the best graphite and watercolor pencils in the world. Period. Buy them.

Basic Drawing Lessons and Enter Here to Draw and Watercolor are available for download (click on the titles) and my foundation method for drawing and watercolor will be available for home study later this year. But now it's time for me to focus on my current work. It's the transformational coaching without the drawing and watercolor.

Seventeen years ago, I was psyched just to watch people drawing. Several years into it, I couldn't help but notice the personal transformation students experienced after just a day or two with me, and especially in those who kept at it month after month over the development of a longer form course. I love that I was able to create a method with provable results.

In the grand scheme of things, in the US especially, only a handful of people are interested in drawing and watercolor, and only a handful of those are interested in the practice of same as a tool for self-realization, and of that group only a fraction are brave enough to meet the page, willing to make their mark and do the work (through the learning curve and the practice, practice, practice.) My students have been brave souls who have worked diligently. I love them all.

Now I'm focusing on the coaching work itself for individuals and groups, oils related to that coaching, on my business, writing and own practice of drawing and watercolor. That's a lot! It's plenty. It feels right and if feels good!

Life is the first art. That's where I'm at right now.

Stay tuned... 

Exciting changes are afoot and will unfold over the coming months. But right off the bat,

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