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MARTY JOHNSTON

I have never considered myself an artist.  I started painting many years ago because a friend of mine did tole painting and she wanted me to do it also.  I got all the supplies and books but I never had any lessons. I did ok but did not feel inspired and was always comparing myself to her work.  It obviously did not measure up! I then did a Road Scholar trip for a week long session on watercolors for beginners and found that very intriguing.  It was in the Ozark mountains and the scenery was breathtaking. So I started looking for more things on line when I got home and I found Wanderlust 19!!!

 

I have never considered myself an artist.  I started painting many years ago because a friend of mine did tole painting and she wanted me to do it also.  I got all the supplies and books but I never had any lessons. I did ok but did not feel inspired and was always comparing myself to her work.  It obviously did not measure up! I then did a Road Scholar trip for a week long session on watercolors for beginners and found that very intriguing.  It was in the Ozark mountains and the scenery was breathtaking. So I started looking for more things on line when I got home and I found Wanderlust 19!!!

 

I can honestly say it has changed my life, my outlook and my desire to do more art.  I have especially enjoyed the instruction with some of the basics with how you work with colors.  I am still experimenting with that and would like to learn more. I am VERY far behind in my lessons with W-19 but I have been having so much fun with all of the new techniques I have been learning.  I have decorated my pots for spring plants and made decorative labels for them with the air dry clay, I made a book for my dear friend when she started chemo. I made a box with a steampunk design to keep my Mom's vintage gloves in.  

 I have especially enjoyed the instruction with some of the basics with how you work with colors.  I am still experimenting with that and would like to learn more. I am VERY far behind in my lessons with W-19 but I have been having so much fun with all of the new techniques I have been learning.  I have decorated my pots for spring plants and made decorative labels for them with the air dry clay, I made a book for my dear friend when she started chemo. I made a box with a steampunk design to keep my Mom's vintage gloves in.  

 

But mostly I have enjoyed learning so many different techniques that I didn't know existed.  The instructors have all been excellent and the FB group has been amazingly supportive. I have never experienced anything like this and I look forward to Friday every week now!  I may not get to the project right away but I do have all the lessons in a binder so I can keep going when time allows. I spent one day last weekend making tea stained papers and tea bags.  I am finally getting a stash to fall back on to use when needed.  

 

I now look forward to being in my craft room and do not feel so intimidated by it!  I am so thankful that I found your site and am looking forward to continuing my art journey with you.

If you feel inspired by this Wanderlust story, find out more about our mixed-media online course here.