Well, I've done it! For a year now, I've talked about going to an art workshop/retreat of some kind, and I just finished registering for Art and Soul, a mini retreat offered in Monterey in February! I'll be taking classes from Nina Bagley, Claudine Hellmuth, and Ann Baldwin, all fantastic artists, and by all accounts, terrific teachers!
This is a big step for me--it says "I am done with the depression; it has no more hold over me. I am ready to step out into the world. I'm ready to be ME."