Alison and I both went into the mental health field. We both got an M.S. Unlike me, who couldn't face the thought of going back to school, Alison has two, count 'em, two PhDs. She entered her second PhD program in her fifties. Like me, she knows it's never too late to go for what you desire!
Here's a quotation from her that I found on the web:
What she says about the one door to go through resonates with me completely. My door was to take the autodidact approach, teaching myself how to make art, art history, and how to teach others.
Alison's going to visit my Art of Life group tomorrow night. After that we'll probably sit up all night and talk just like we used to do so long ago!
Some new work in gouache and cold wax, based on the ancient Roman Egyptian mummy portraits. The originals were done in encaustic, but I've devised a method to get similar effects with modern materials.
A modern face in Fayum style
"Julia" Gouache and cold wax on panel
I've also been playing with egg tempera. I couldn't find any place in town that sells it so I made my own. It was fun and easy. I haven't worked in it for a while and had forgotten how wonderfully luminous it is. And how scratching into the paint to reveal earlier layers makes great effects.
Egg tempera on panel
September: "Who's Your Mummy?"
October: "The Egg and I"
See my website for dates and to register!