|encaustic on birch 16 x 16|
That's how I felt in my Faces in Wax class from Charlie Levin. I was there, I totally participated. There was information that I knew, stuff I had figured out on my own, stuff that was new and stuff that was not new. I actually feel that we all hear and take away the one magic nugget of information that we need - the key to something that unlocks a whole new way/direction/method. Or maybe, if we are lucky - there are more than one magic nuggets that spur us on. Yet, sometimes we don't process that information until a day, a week or even more... later. It just sits there waiting for us to remember that we know.. all the information that we need is inside and waiting to be tapped. The light bulb goes on.
My weekend class in California was awesome. The information coming in was a lot to process and there are still things that are just coming out from my workshop weekend. New ways to do things, new/old tools to use. New artists to inspire.
I have to stress to all artists - we all need to do workshops. Get out and put yourself out there. Meet others that share the same love. Get fresh new ideas, new inspirations, new... just new. Don't question it, don't hesitate - sign up for that class or that workshop or that project - whatever, just do it. Its important as artists that we learn from others - in all kinds of ways.