Wednesday evening I participated in another watercolor class with Steve Filarsky at Art Student Academy. The subject was a vase of tulips. This time there were only three students, so we had more space, a more relaxed atmosphere, and more time for Steve to work with individuals. He gave me a few tips that I appreciated. I am not totally happy with my painting so far, but I think I will spend a little more time on it and see what emerges. One of the things he showed me was how to get the little highlight on each tulip.
I have also signed up for a six-week watercolor class with Mary Benejam-O'Connell through Wake Forest Parks and Recreation. I think I will benefit from concentration on the basics. One of my art quilt bee members has also signed up. It will be at Flaherty Park on Wednesday afternoons starting on February 29. I hope more people sign up so the class is not cancelled!
On Tuesday I went to Physical Therapy for the last time. My very sweet therapist, Pamela, said I had met all of the goals she set for me. Unfortunately, I have not met my personal goal of being able to walk without pain from my old sprained ankle injury, but I am hopeful that it will continue to get better.
Yesterday my sister and Dad came to Raleigh, and Charlie and I ate lunch with them again at Simply Crepes. Then, last night was a meeting of one of my quilting groups, the Cyberbee. It was the smallest group ever: exactly two of us! Martha and I had a great visit and dinner. I got to know her a lot better, so it was a good evening.
This should be a quiet weekend at home. Charlie had some oral surgery yesterday, and can't eat solid foods for a few days. Since it turned colder this morning, I guess it will be a good weekend for soup.
I took my dog, Kasey, to the dog park in Wake Forest the other day. This was a first! She is sometimes very territorial on the greenway and growls at other dogs, and sometimes people, who approach her. I thought maybe she would learn to socialize a little better. There were about nine large dogs within the fenced area, and Kasey did not really want to go in. She sat and looked around while all the other dogs were romping and playing.