I know it’s a little early in my bee blogging career to be doing an ongoing series post. Usually series posts are done during the period of waiting for professional photos to come in, when the wedding planning is over but the recaps can’t begin yet. But I promise, there is a wedding planning related story in here somewhere (sort of), so just bear with me.
So what’s my secret? I like to draw naked people. And just so you don’t think I’m a complete perv, I also paint still lives and landscapes. Buuuuut, I am a little bit pervy because naked people are still my favorite, natch.
It all started when I was 16 and was accepted to a summer art program at The Cooper Union in NYC. The whole experience was eye opening for me: commuting to the city every day and taking the subway alone for the first time, interacting with “real” artists with tie dyed hair and facial piercings, crouching on the nasty NYC sidewalk for hours to draw the cityscape in front of me while homeless people hovered over my shoulder critiquing my work. I loved every minute of it.
The Cooper Union at Astor Place. | Image via NYC Loves NYC