Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Random Thoughts Tuesday: 2014 plans for Online Classes
2013 has been a very busy year from an online art class perspective. I have been meaning to write down a list of all of them so I can keep up. Some how I have not done that yet, but I know for sure it is a lot. Hence the decision to limit the number of online classes for 2014.
While it is a lot of fun to participate in these classes, it is not always wise. At least this is true for me. I find that I get so busy that I forget to just try and paint or draw something on my own just to see if I can do it. In fact I am kind of hesitant to try, but I feel this call to branch out on my own no matter the result.
The picture above was a lesson from Life book 2013. I drew and colored it while I was on the train, as a result, I had to vary from the lesson just a bit and it was great. I felt empowered. I also participated in ICAD from Daisy Yellow, it was a free project where you drew or painted on index cards using a prompt or a suggestion of a theme. This was a hoot to do because I was left to my own imagination as to what I would create and I must admit that some of the cards were really cool.
So, this is my plan for 2014. I am going to sign up for two (maybe 3 if one just calls to me) on-line classes; participate in the inspiration card swaps sponsored by Jessica Brogan (I love this); Hope ICAD is held so I can participate; designate at least 2 days a week for my own thing.
It will be so interesting to see if I follow through on my plan. Only time will tell. In the mean time I will enjoy the rest of this year learning and growing.