It is 2:55 AM here right now and I have GOT to get to bed! But, before I go I wanted to share something I just found.
First .... If you have been around for long you have probably noticed that I LOVE LEARNING! Well...suddenly this past week I decided I want to create art. Unfortunately, I only have limited natural abilities ... BUT, from what I can see, the whole "art journal/collage, word art" kind of art doesn't require the talent I lack... it lets a "non-drawing" artist like me, not be perfect, which is one of my hangups... I am very self critical and this style frees you from that.... so, I want that freedom!
Well.... I spent all afternoon Sunday blog hopping and finding folks whose work I love and finding classes they teach. Problem is, most of the classes costs... $35 - $150! OUCH! That is not normally a problem, but I struggle with spending on classes vs. buying more of the materials necessary for the classes! It is AMAZING the "stuff" you want to buy when you want to do a simple art journal! They all say, "use what you have" right after they show you something new and different!
Like Pan Pastels! (new for me anyway) Never heard of such and now I want all the colors they sell! ...Yup! want those! but, maybe I'll start small with a 10 or 20 piece set... either way, that plus class costs! OUCH! Here are the two people that convinced me I "need" them! Pam Carriker (this is a free video to watch her using them to create a female head in 10 minutes) and Teesha Moore uses them to deepen the edges of the inside area of a border. (I watched her whole series on creating two journal pages)
ANYWAY!!! I wanted to show you what I discovered! Three FREE, Online, Multi-Week classes offered by Strathmore
I went ahead and signed up for all three classes and started watching tonight. Awesome! And FREE!
They aren't exactly the classes that I wanted ... I wanted lettering and watercolor flowers but, these are getting my "learning itch" scratched!
And now its 3:45! SHOOT! Gotta go give sleep another try... night all.