I once believed that to learn an instrument or a skill, I needed to hide in the woods, a closet, or stay out of sight til no one was around.
I don’t believe that any longer. In my early 70s, I fell in love with learning to draw and paint. (Yeah, right. It takes 30 years to get good… what was I thinking?) I took the enigma as my get-home free card. As a beginner, no matter what my age, I have the right to make a mess and reach beyond my skills to touch the images I’ve imagined, because we all have to start somewhere.
As a songwriter/performer, speaker, and author, I boldly scrawled in big crayons. “Each person is totally unique and has a precious piece of life to share.. that no one else can duplicate.”
So… I called my own bluff….every day I draw… somedays it clicks and other days it misses, but I always learn and I always enjoy the adventure. Enjoy. #crowspun #crowjohnsonevans #beginning #sketching #learning
Jo Ann Kyle
You are so talented. The drawings are so good. Is there anything you have tried that you haven’t mastered. You could share a little of that talent with me.
I miss our friend, Lynn. He used to call and check on Leisa and me daily after Kyle died, then later on it went to weekly. I still expect him to be on the other end of the phone when I answer Just like I expect Kyle to walk in the door for lunch or supper.
Crazy isn’t it.
I am trying to get things together and put together a book on the history of WinFest. Denny Luke is the driving force and Gene Farris is helping assemble materials. Sometime if you have a spare moment would you be interested in writing down your thoughts and experiences on the early days of WinFest? Either that or maybe we could meet and I could interview you about it.
Hope all is well with you and Art.
Thanks for the newsletter.
Crow Johnson Evans
Jo Ann, I would love to do all I can to help document and celebrate WinFest! If you have a deadline, please let me know. Hugs and great memories of our friends who have gone ahead.