My argument was, 'You do those very well already, try doing something you're not good at.' That's what education is.
Today's quote comes from an article about the author/artist of Funky Winkerbean in the Cleveland Freetimes. The statement is from Midview High School art teacher Jim Mateer who taught the clever and creative Tom Batiuk. I was directed to it by my friend Karen and her very poignant blog entry. Both the article and the blog are worth a second reading.
The Internet continues to be a source of inspiration, fun and challenges for me. First, I learned about emails and lists of people with similar interests; for me, it was a group of painters. Now, I explore a few blogs daily and I subscribe to a few I like and I write two of my own. I have tried to learn as new stuff comes along and to overcome my technical ineptitude.
I'm trying to get better at something I'm not good at.