Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Opportunity and The Man of a Lifetime

In case you're not aware (which probably few of those who read this blog are), the chance to study with William Whitaker is for a realist painter like the chance to be coached by Babe Ruth is for a baseball player. In other words, I hardly feel like I deserve the honor but I am TAKING it with gusto! Because of my schedule and that all-important business of raising two girls, I will only go 1-2 times per month. But that will be more than I could have dreamed of.

So that is the opportunity of a lifetime--and when last Saturday came up as the my first day with Whitaker--Matt became (again) The Man of a Lifetime by watching the girls for me. THANK YOU MY DEAR HUSBAND! I had a wonderful day! And you are a wonderful father:



Aside from a remarkable day of instruction (technical details for art nerds are on my art blog), we also had lunch at a Chinese restaurant. We had a good laugh at our fortune cookies. Have you ever noticed that fortunes these days aren't really fortunes? I think my last few have said something like, "Sun rays are important for growing vegetables" or some other ridiculous tidbit of obvious information. But these were the fortunes we got (mine is on top, his below):



The funniest thing is Bill is always talking about the importance of following your heart. Which means, if ever there were a time to believe in "signs," this is it! Wish me luck as I work to improve my skills and make the most of this incredible opportunity . . .

2011Res: To Matt: Thanks, again, for being The Man of a Lifetime. To my girls: Even with all the fun, I missed you like crazy and savored all the hugs and kisses I got when I came home. Dear Mr H: I got back ON TIME from Whitaker's and took the girls all evening so you could have your turn at the rugby game.

4 comments:

Alyson said...

What a wonderful blessing to continue your craft while raising your girls!

Diane said...

I have a little award for you over at my blog.

Kate said...

Matt is awesome. He does a great jobs juggling both girls.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Your girls are so beautiful! I'm so happy you get this awesome opportunity to study with your painting. You're incredible already, so I just can't imagine there's anything he can do to make you better. =) Miss you here in KC!