December 2023 - Marie Lejeune
Marie Lejeune is the former Children’s Librarian, and current Director of the Rochester Public Library. She writes:
I have loved looking at art (and trying to make it) for as long as I can remember. As a kid, one of my favorite times of the year was when stores started stocking school supplies; I loved looking at all the crayons, paintboxes, colored pencils, and markers. Art supply stores are still one of my favorite places; there is so much possibility for creativity and beauty in all those supplies! Although I love painting and drawing, my skills didn’t warrant any college level study. So I’ve dabbled in art; primarily in mixed media and various fiber arts. Then, in February of 2020, I signed up for a class to learn how to use the potter’s wheel. It was cancelled after only a few meetings because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but I’d already fallen in love with the medium. Several years later I was finally able to try again, and these are the results.