• Cheryl Dietz

Out There

Updated: Aug 9

This is my first ever blog post. Yes, I'm breaking down and doing it. I've resisted it for a long time because I grew up without this constant need to be connected, well wirelessly connected. Generally I was always connected in person, with someone, a friend or one of my siblings. We would disappear in the neighborhood for most of the day and no one would know where we were. I miss that feeling of being untethered of being bored together. Now days, there is no disappearing. I now have to face the fact that I have to teach my fall art studio classes online. I'm not sure what's going to happen. I already miss the college art studio. It's a great place to be, where the other people want to be there too. I'm actually a little bit excited to be teaching my classes from home for a while though. I hope it means I have more time to paint! The last five years I've had less and less time to make my own artwork. I'm thinking this time of Covid 19 is actually going to give me more time in the studio. Fingers crossed. One of the the things I've been doing this summer is Plein Air Painting. I have to say, it's not easy in the New Mexico summer sun. As it cools down, I think it will be better. I'm really looking forward to fall! Also, Plein Air Painting is hard. You really have to have some mad skills to make something good in one sitting!


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