I have been teaching something to someone since birth. I have focused obsessively on knitting since the early 1990’s. I’ve been taught by the best—Melville, Chin, Devine, Neatby, Strick, Bush, Brown-Reinsel, Fisher, New, Saarnit, to name a few. The best class ever was on making the sweater fit and was taught by Rick Mondragon, editor of Knitters. I travelled to Scandinavia with Interweave Knits, to Greece with Knitters, and to Canada and the Caribbean with Vogue Knitting. I’ve completed Level 1 of the TKGA Master Knitter program and am procrastinating with Level 2. My philosophy of teaching is ripped right out of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books: Relax, it’s just string!!!
In 2010, I began to Zentangle. After 6 months or so, I thought I might could learn to draw a little. Then obsession hit and I have more pens, paints, papers than I do yarn. Now I mostly do art stuff. I share what I learn and have the same philosophy I do about knitting. It’s just paper and paint.
The best thing art has taught me is that you don’t have to be good at something to have fun. Think about that.
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