Paintings by Sandra Bridges
In my former occupation I was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years and though I enjoyed it immensely it was not my true love or calling.
I have always been an artist even as a little girl. There was never any doubt that I would one day return to oil painting and my art studies.
My formal education included an art education degree and my teachers basically patted me on the back during my studio classes and said, “Keep on doing what you’re doing.” Funny it was flattering then, but today I know I need more assistance to find new ways to reach my desired goal. Just like a poor grade of paint versus one of top quality. You really don’t know the what you’re missing until you know exactly what you got. What a wake up that can be.
That is how I see taking this course. In the excerpts of videos you have shared out, they are rich with material I want to digest. I want to learn everything you have to offer me. I hadn’t picked up a brush until 2012. I didn’t want to go at painting half heartedly or within any restraints. I waited for over 35 years to return to my first love. So I haven’t got a bit of time to lose or waste.
I don’t know why people would vote for me. I don’t have a lot of luck with contests neither do I know what makes something more or less popular. But I can say that painting is my passion and love. I express my emotions far grander in the paintings I make than through oral or written words. This is where my Voice resounds. This is where I am a seeker of truth. This is where I am truth tellin.