The answer to that question would be, this last month. I have never been interested in learning abstact; I have never considered it “my thing”. Not that I couldn’t appreciate other people’s work (I cound and did) I just had no idea how to go about it for myself. School assignments have a way of changing your mind for you. Both my Painting III class and Watermedia had assignments to do abstraction. I took a deep breath and plunged in. I am shockingly pleased with the results. My professor is even trying to get me to consider doing abstract for my thesis. Hmmm, I’ll have to thing about that for a while.