Many of you know that I have been doing my personal progress over again. I have truly enjoyed this opportunity and it has given me so many new things to work on as well as to experience. Brett has wanted me to paint with him for a while however I always said "in order to paint you have to be able to draw and you have to have talent." Well, that was where I was wrong, you really only need a desire to try. I decided for my 10 hour knowledge project, I was going to learn to watercolor. Brett is drawing my pictures and then on Wednesday nights we take a class together from a BYU-Idaho professor. It has really opened up my eyes to the fun that art can be. I have also become more aware of the colors, values, and shapes around me. It really has been a lot of fun. Last Wednesday (3/10/10) I finished my first painting. We had some fun with textures--using salt, hand sanitizer, and a spray bottle with water--to change how the picture looked. I have started other paintings however this leaf picture is the first that I have completed.