|"Umbrellas" 2013 Leesburg Artist's Way Group Exhibition|
Facilitating the Artist's Way in Leesburg introduced me to a brand new group of artists. This should not come as any news to me or anyone else for that matter. However, I was quickly reminded after the first class that they were all new. I cannot remember the last time I taught or facilitated a class that there was not at least one "repeater" and sometimes more. It was comfortable for me to begin a new group with friendly recognizable faces. This time they were all newbies, not one familiar face with approving nods as I work through the chapters each week.
Tonight was wonderful and different, as this new Artist's Way Group installed their remarkable exhibition. All of these new artists trusted and believed in me. They followed my lead and created and reached way outside of their comfort zone. What they have created is genuinely remarkable!
They are teaching me that maybe outside of my own comfort zone is where I should consider spending more of my own time.