Enumerating the comforts and joys of life (this week's group theme) would not be complete without acknowledging the comfort that art has given me through my life. I can't remember not making art. I can still remember a moose I drew in kindergarten. I would love to see it again and see how it matches my mind's eye version of it. Above is "Lily". She was the Cocker spaniel that lived next to me when I was very young. I made this sculpture of her and her bone in fourth grade, and they have been with me ever since.
This wire sculpture was made during my high school years. He has been dancing now for some 45 years!
I am sure I would not have completed high school successfully if it were not for Don Hunt and Evelyn Bauman (AKA "Bauey"), my art teachers. They provided a refuge for those of us who didn't quite fit anywhere else - but they didn't provide a hide-out; they expected the hard work and investment of any science or math teacher, but also provided understanding and experience and joy. I learned a lot from those two people. Since then, there has been Graphic Design, Painting, fiber art Garment design, and other forays, and now some photography, but whatever the medium, it is the making that is the joy and comfort.