As a child, I realized that I looked at the world differently. I
realized the sky wasn’t just blue, the grass wasn’t just green, that
flowers had their very own palette, and that each person I knew
had their very own identity with colors and styles. This all created
a most beautiful palette of colors to be enjoyed, and I dreamed
of painting them all.
My dream did not come to fruition until six years ago when
the desire to paint became so great that I knew this was the time
to pursue my dream. I can truthfully say that this dream would
not have been fulfilled had it not been for Calhoun Community
College and their supervised study program. I walked into a
classroom for the first time in several years and was greeted by
instructors that patiently let me grow and expand my knowledge
in art. I was given my course outline and was able to follow
it due to the encouragement, critiques, and advice given to me.
After completing the painting I and II classes, I continued at Calhoun
in the supervised study program. There is a great sense of
“sisterhood” in this class where not only do the instructors assist,
but fellow artists help each other as well.
Calhoun Community College has provided me an opportunity
that otherwise I would not have had, and I am greatly appreciative.
Family is first for me, but art is very important. After a career
in government service, I decided to do what I really wanted to
do—become a better artist. I “quit my day job” and enrolled in
the art department at Calhoun, which was the first step in achieving
that goal. The positive experiences with teachers and other
students have made my time at Calhoun very pleasant and beneficial.
I feel I have grown as a person and an artist.
Besides, art is just fun and so are artists!