I got like 10 hours of sleep last night. My legs actually felt a bit better today. I’ve had almost the same routine all week: complimentary breakfast at the hotel, walk a mile to class, paint, walk a few blocks down the street to the gas station for lunch, paint, walk back to the hotel, chill, walk a few blocks to a restaurant for dinner, walk back to hotel, sleep.

Today was almost the same, except at lunch one of the other students told me about a cafe right close to the gas station, so I ate there. And after class students were invited to another cafe to hang out for a bit. I went and was the only new student. Everyone else were the 2nd and 3rd year atelier students. I then walked back to the hotel, stopping at a sandwich shop along the way. I then spent awhile studying the picture of my painting and figuring out all the corrections that I want to make for tomorrow.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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