House by the Sea (Watercolour 12x10)
I took my art students on a trip today to the Mahone Bay Centre in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. It is an old schoolhouse that is now used for so many wonderful things that benefit the arts and the community. I have never been so proud to take a group of young artists anywhere. I must admit, I felt much like a proud mother duck, taking her ducklings on their first little "float" in the water. Their tiny webbed feet paddling along in a sea of information, and styles of art. They were shy at first. I would be too, being young and seeing all these very talented artists and their studios. This was but a micro second as they soon were asking many questions and were able to overcome their diffidence. It was evident how much these talented people enjoyed sharing with these young future artists. I thank them.
Even though, afterward, my car brakes failed (thank god in the parking lot of the store and not on one of our steep hills) nothing could rub the shine off what I experienced today.