Today was my painting class with Katie Kendrick. I had written earlier about being nervous about taking this class because I am not a painter. Well Katie is a kind, gentle, soft-spoken instructor who was very non threatening and explained that the purpose of the class was the experience and not the outcome. I was put to ease and with much time given to practicing I was able to let go of some of my inner uptightness and relax. I discovered that the easiest way to get into the experience was to paint with my finger instead of a brush and alot of the painting you see was done with my fingers! I also learned the fun of the Stabilo pencil, and I tried to draw, I need to work on that a bit but I had fun. And I'm already thinking of ways I can use what I learned today in my poetry fabric art.