1. My dear friend Carla Sonheim was going to be there, teaching. I haven't seen her in a couple of years, and to have her come so close to Joshua Tree without making an effort to see her was just silly.
2. I love new experiences, and was curious about Art and Soul.
3. I needed to do something for myself. It isn't often that I take the time and spend money on something that is just FOR ME, and I felt like maybe it was something I should do.
4. Art has become so serious for me - in light of my husband's upcoming furlough and my desire to make money so I don't have to quit painting - new pressures have affected my art. I wanted to rediscover the "fun" part of art.
Jan Harris, and have discovered something totally new and exciting. I took Carla's drawing class and had a great day, drawing and learning from my friend and an artist I deeply respect. I wandered up and down the strip, taking photos and sketching whatever caught my eye. I discovered that I don't really like the strip. I got to explore Vegas in my own way, on my own time schedule. I met some wonderful people. All in all, it was a great trip.
I will be blogging more about Vegas in the next couple of days. It's good to be home.