Back in July I added my name to an Alyssa Monks painting workshop waitlist. It was scheduled for mid November in Rockville, MD, just north of Washington DC. I didn't know where I'd be living at the time, but figured I'd be within striking distance. And I had been in love with her work for about 10 years, watching over that time for an opportunity to study with her. But with her being in New York and me in California, it just never materialized. So I figured THIS TIME I could finally make it work. No matter what!
Glen @ Compass Atelier let me know in October that a spot was available. I had JUST signed up to extend my lease in Portland through December. But despite the 9 hour drive (each way) and with this year's mantra "why not" in mind, I decided to take the opportunity.
I'm so glad I did.
Alyssa couldn't have been a more generous and supportive instructor to all 14 of us. The 3 day workshop was packed with information, useful examples and helpful tips. She thoughtfully answered the many questions and was incredibly genuine in her responses.