I'm not dead! Just absolutely, positively EXHAUSTED! But surviving my training so far. I can't say that it's going extremely well...it's SO HARD...but I am hopeful that I will eventually "get it" and I'll be worthy of teaching this technique...
This was Day 2 and Day 3 of Bob Ross Florals Certification. I lovingly call it BOOT CAMP, because that is exactly what it is. Brutal, I tell you. But worth it and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else right now. I love the Bob Ross Art Workshop so much. It's odd how much it feels like home to me (unlike college...what a different feeling that is! Not bad...just VERY different), I've always felt like I belonged there even when my paintings SUCK...ha! I just love it and it is rare that I find myself in a place where I am completely comfortable...it's surreal. In a perfect world, I'd paint happy trees (and flowers, and animals, etc.) at the BR Workshop in NSB for the rest of my life. Of course, that would require winning the lotto, which I don't see happening (since I don't play...and there is no lotto where I live anyhow).
My trip hasn't been without its drama...that's for sure. What was supposed to be a 9.5 hour drive turned into 11.5 hours due to an insane thunderstorm of doom complete with flooded interstate, a stalling borrowed car, and a very soaking wet Kelli. Then the next morning when I went to leave for my first day of training, I had a flat tire. A forty dollar cab ride and a twenty dollar tire change, but I made it to class, THANK GOD. I'm having some rough moments physically, but I've made it through class so far and I am so very thankful to be there. I love love love my teacher trainer and his assistant...they couldn't be more fabulous and I will miss them greatly (again!) when I have to leave. My classmates are great too...and the motel staff...everybody! Florida rocks!
I guess that's all for now. I'm about to pile up in bed and play with my Appalachian Dulcimer for a few minutes before turning in for the night. This weekend is going to be PACKED with fun, and I look forward to meeting some of my online friends in central Florida for the first time. WOOT!
I'll talk to ya soon...with more pics and maybe a video too.