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. 

4 comments:

The Creative Beast said...

I love that you are making a plan for online workshops; I too have been thinking about this since I paid for two online workshops that I have yet to complete and one that I've been wanting to take for over three years but not signed up for yet! I'm inspired by your plan my friend =-)

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thank you my friend....I just have to be realistic and I really need to actually see what my own voice is.

Linda Arandas said...

Glenda, Even though you are cutting back those are still very ambitious goals you've set! Best wishes to you as you continue to nurture your creative spirit :)

Glenda Hoagland said...

I know Linda, I know.