Things are getting out of control over here! Every time I sign up to an online art class I think, ‘now this is the last one for a while’. Then I see another that looks like exactly what I need so all sense flies out the window and I’m off again.
(Having just reread that I am wondering why on earth I need to have any sense here! Life is short; take risks; do what you love, right?! Not to digress too much but lately I’m noticing that I self censor in almost every area of my life. Noticing is the first step to changing it so it’s good for me to point it out, if a little tedious for you. Sorry about that. 😉 Or, not sorry. Sheesh….)
After Get Your Paint On I was all set for a break, but then I had to just quickly investigate a couple of classes that caught my eye….
First up was Paint Free with Wyanne.
Then there was 21 Secrets, an art journalling class initiated by Connie Hozvicka with 21 teachers! I’ve never quite got to grips with art journalling, despite trying classes and being intrigued by the idea of arting your deepest thoughts. I write a very wordy diary and can’t really see myself combining that with art, but the concept of working stubborn things out through art really appeals to me. Plus you can never learn too many new techniques! Add to that a couple of my fave creative peeps are teaching, like Goddess Leonie (what an extraordinary, true to herself, human being she is), and Tam from Willowing, (such a big heart and beautiful outlook) and the fact that pretty much all those classes sound really interesting, and it’s like the choice was out of my hands!
Naturally they are both on over roughly the same period so I’ll be nothing if not busy! Mind you, you get all 21 Secrets lessons at once, so you can choose when you do them up to the end of August I think.
oooh, now I have to check these out. 21 Secrets sounds wonderful!!
It's nice to know I'm not alone in taking on more and more…I think I'll just stay with this "one" and then I sign up for something else and find myself over-lapping all over the place!!
I love your self-talk (never stop doing that!) — life IS short and risks are part of that — denying ourselves and saying "maybe later" is a huge mistake.
As for art journals, I'm with you — I've never really come to grips with it, thought I've started a number of them and have taken a number of workshops on them. The message to me is that it is less likely this is my form of self-expression..I hesitate and never fully express what I'm feeling. Words are much easier for me in that regard. That doesn't mean thought that I won't try it again…risk…all about the risk and the challenge!
Your courses sound wonderful!
Would love to see you guys in either or both the classes! I know lots of people from GYPO are doing Paint Free.
Sherry I love the comments you leave and really appreciate the time you take!
I am not looking…not looking..maybe after my open studio and the library portfolio in April..have fun!
I have been taking way too many online classes myself! But I learn so much, I can't stop!!!
Ooo I'm off to check out the 21 secrets course – right up my street!! I think you'd love art journalling…
I'm currently taking the Paint Free class & absolutely LOVE it!! I've found that I'm learning far more about myself than I ever expected. I highly recommend it! Enjoy & have fun!! ~♥~
P.S. What is GYPO??
Hi Heather – GYPO is Get Your Paint On, the painting class I just did with Mati Rose and Lisa Congdon. They're running another one at some point so you haven't missed out if you're interested! Thanks for the info on the PF class – really excited now!
I'm also glad to hear from you guys that it's not just me with the 'can't say no' "problem"!