#TBT | Flashback on ’93

About the only picture I have of myself painting. This is retro, 12 year old Shaylen, with my beloved art teacher, R. I spent every Saturday on that verandah, as she taught me the art (& appreciation) of watercolour. All she wanted us to paint were trees and flower arrangements, and ALL I wanted to paint were portraits 0f her dog Mitsy. To this day, I miss that dog just as much as I miss our Saturday lessons.
& also, she was an absolutely incredible painter. Met so many like-minded artists through her. Attended art shows at the McMichael Art Gallery. And we even took an unbelievably odd seniors bus trip together to the Red Barn Theatre to see Anne of Green Gables (don’t get much more Canadian than that, eh?) I have one of her original watercolours in my dining room. ❤


About Shaylen Maxwell

Custom Reborn Artist, Portrait Artist, Writer, Editor, Momma of two (Sneaky & Meekly)
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2 Responses to #TBT | Flashback on ’93

  1. Cheryl says:

    Love this story! I’ve never thought about how or when I got my start as an artist. Wish I’d had a teacher like that. Sounds like she was a wonderful mentor and inspiration!

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