The work in progress
Tessa's, Therapy Dog Update:
Stopping Older People Falling Out of Bed - Just part of the job for a Therapy Dog
Reg is glad Ryn lowered the bed and asked to have his sensor mats pulled out when we left his room at 9 pm last night. He fell out of bed last night. He’s okay. A bit sore. He is a bit shaken up, but okay.
Hoodaddy has returned to bed now, and I'm using his feet as a pillow, or blocking off the side of the bed he rolls to, to make sure he stays safe today, on my watch today.
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Self-Taught Artist or Self-Guided Study?
I teach art (have for the past 50 years) and have been in life-long art training for the past sixty-nine years.
Don't mistake self-taught for self-guided, studying from the best there is in any field you seek to excel in and then eclectic and taking what you want from each tutor to form your unique way to create—whatever you do.
Would you buy a house built by a self-taught builder? Houses have blown down in a strong wind just because the nails went in at the wrong angle. Similarly, paint cracks and may fall off the canvas if inexpertly applied, and artists poison themselves if they don't learn health and safety. Knowledge starts with a knowledgeable tutor.
Many who claim 'self-taught' are people who do not credit their tutor or reference source. Crediting tutors and reference sources is something the traditionally trained person learns to do from the beginning. It never harmed any artist's reputation with the public to list those who passed on their knowledge to them.
I've been extremely fortunate in who has taught me.
I'm still seeking expert guidance in those areas I'm still learning—the last thing I want is an inexpert fool (me) to teach me something I still want to learn to do well.
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