There are so many doors to be opened,
and I'm not afraid to look behind them.
Just about 30 years ago I signed up to take life drawing classes at the Art Students League in New York City, The League is a great place. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, but there are student exhibits now and then, and you can come and go as you please.
During the month of October I had one class a week on Saturday mornings. By the first of the year I was signed up for classes all day, every day. I was doing a lot of freelance work at the time and I had a locker at the League. So I could start drawing in the morning, put my stuff in the locker when I had to go, then get it again when I came back. I was always enrolled in a class somewhere.
In about 6 to 9 months my skill improved enough to start painting., Since then my paintings have won a couple of awards and I've even sold a few even though I don't market them yet.
Drawing and painting was a great, precious discovery for me. I can't tell you how important it was. It was like opening the door to a room in my house I had never been in before and didn't know was there. It changed my life.
There are many more doors to open and look behind. I am seeking them out.
DB - Vagabond Journeys