Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cobalt: Day 1

So here I sit, in the Tree Room at Cobalt Studios in White Lake, NY. Going to bed at 11pm so that I will be ready at 8:30 to begin what the other students here are affectionately calling Scenic Painting Boot Camp.

But no matter how difficult the work day will be (9-5 with an hour for lunch doesn't seem too bad?), the environment here is so adorable, I can't imagine the next three weeks won't be relaxing and fun at the same time.

I got in around 5pm today, driving 5 hours from Boston, super afraid with no idea what to expect of this place. The first impression is good though, as the first thing I saw was the two students who had arrived before me cooking with one of the teachers followed by her telling me the first rule was to make myself at home.

Thank you, I will. I had my choice of adorable little themed rooms, as the house where we live used to be an old boarding house. I settled on the Tree room, if you know me you will be able to tell why from the pictures below.

So cute, down to the little trees painted above my bed.

The food was delicious, the grounds are gorgeous, the town in the area also ADORABLE. I can easily see how people live here and do nothing but paint for two years. I do love painting, so hopefully, I'll be happy for the next few weeks. I think I'm probably the youngest and the most inexperienced here, but that's alright, it's not a competition. At some point, we're doing show and tell, so maybe then I'll know for sure.

I'm going to try to update every day, with picture of what I'm working on at the very least.

1 comment:

Gracie said...

Your room is so cute!! Btw, "Cobolt" reminds me of "KOBOL"!!!!!