First Bridges Class – May 17

They started with a deluge ,followed by cold and breezy conditions.  Nevertheless, all the students came and with pluck and grace, met each other, took a look at Psalm 1 and went off to paint the Stone Bridge at the Sherman Avenue end of Tenney Park.

Yahara River Sketch

This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota.  I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges.  In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch.  Lots of human and natrue interaction.  There is a tradition in some art forms to put in a mistake to reflect human inperfection.  That seems to come naturally to this author!

Bridges over the Yahara

Bridges over the Yahara

Bridges Class is Set to Go – Friday, May 17

View of Main Street Bridge

We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size.  We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence.

Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number of her return students, including me!  She will help us to see and paint what we see along the river.

I’ll be providing a booklet of selected “Two Book” texts. These texts help us to see in a different sense, the world around us.

Proverbs 3:19-20 (NRSV)

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
    by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
    and the clouds drop down the dew.

We have a back up plan for shelter if the “dew” ever turns out to be more intense.  So far we are optimistic.