Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Apple a Day Keeps the...

When Tori asked
me if I wanted to join the art lesson she was teaching Macy and Tori this afternoon, I declined. As usual I had lots of school and other such important things to keep me quite busy. Before the lesson began, however, I remembered how my dear friend Katy commented recently that she and I were beginning to only talk about "matters of consequence." Like stodgy ole grown-ups. I joined the art class.

If you don't know, I am a perfectionist. Five seconds into the lesson I was erasing furiously and glaring at my misshapen apple. But Tori eventually got me to the coloring phase, and the moment I held the oil pastel in my fingers things started shaping up (literally ;]). It was quite exciting learning how to shade and blend the colors so my apple looks somewhat round. Although it's not perfect, I am very proud of my little drawing. :)

Macy and I hard at work.

I don't care if this is the lesson Tori teaches to six-year-olds at the art studio where she works. I think my apple is pretty darn impressive.

And...the final product!
(Okay, so it looks like a plump heart with leaves. Applaud anyway.)

Just another step on this journey of artistic living.


  1. Tali, I think it's amazing. I wish I could draw like that!

  2. I'm impressed. Maybe Tori can make an artist out of me, too?

  3. That says alot about Tori's teaching skills if you didn't know how to do that before... the apple looks very delicious.