Wanderlust has brought me so much joy.
I have been making art since I was a small child. My parents encouraged me by setting up a "studio" for me in our spare bedroom and bought me oil paints, an easel and many, many pads of paper. I majored in art at university. I has always been a major source of joy for me. So when I felt myself blocked, I felt as though I had not only lost my dear mother, but also a huge source of my own personal happiness, You can't begin to know how much this Wanderlust experience has meant to me. I feel spiritually healed.
When I read about Wanderlust 2019 on Jane LaFazio’s newsletter last year, I thought the premise sounded interesting. I needed something desperately to kickstart my art practice. My mother passed away in late 2017 and as she sank deeper into the dementia that robbed her of speech and comprehension I communicated with her by sending a small watercolor painting each week.
When she left us I found myself unable to pick up a paintbrush or work in my art journal. I decided to try the Wanderlust course and right from the beginning I knew it was just what I needed to pull myself out of my funk. I found myself looking forward to each Friday with eager anticipation. Not only are the lessons inspiring and fun, the Facebook group has been wonderful.
I have made new friends from all over the globe. I am having more fun than ever with art and reveling in the kind supportive words of my fellow artists. Art heals.